How A Cancer Treatment That’s Helping Dogs Could Help Humans

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Date: October 28th, 2016

cancerPHILADELPHIA – By most accounts Yogi, a bichon shih tzu mix, is lucky to be alive.

“It was the longest weekend of my life,” said Yogi’s mom Linda Coppola of Langhorne, Bucks County. In January 2016, a routine trip to the vetrevealed Yogi had lymphoma.

“They said we had to get treatment right away,” Coppola said.

“It’s quite an aggressive type of disease,” said Dr. Nicola Mason of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, adding “often times initially the dogs actually feel quite well but without treatment it can progress and quite rapidly lead to some fatalities within about 6-8 weeks if they’re not treated.”  More

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