Can radiation treatment in people impact their pets?
My grandma was doing a daily radiation treatment and is recently diagnosed with uterine cancer. I don't know many of the facts, sorry. To make it short: she was diagnosed with stage one uterine cancer, had a hysterectomy, and started radiation recently.
Her puppy, a tea cup chihuahua has stopped eating, stopped sitting with my grandmother and it is just not her typical self. Is that this as a result of the treatment?
Should the puppy be removed from my granny while she's going through the treatment?
Although patients may obtain a unique treatment protocol for their cancer, most treatments have one or more of the following components: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or combination treatments (a combination of two or all three treatments).
Individuals obtain variations of these treatments for cancer. Patients with cancers that cannot be cured (completely removed) by surgery usually will get combination therapy, the composition determined by the cancer type and stage.
Palliative therapy (medical care or treatment used to reduce disease symptoms but unable to cure the patient) utilizes the ...more
For whatever reason, your dog knows some thing is wrong. It could be best to transfer the dog if the dog wont sit with your grandma, but if a way can be found by you to get the dog to eat a small, then keeping the dog with grandma could be a comfort to her.