Medical and Surgical Oncology
Because cancer doesn’t care
Cancer is a class of diseases classified by out-of-control cell growth. Cancer harms the body when altered cells divide uncontrollably to form masses of tissue called tumours. Tumours can grow and interfere with almost every single part of the body including the digestive, nervous, reproductive and circulatory systems, and they can release hormones that totally alter normal body function.
There are more than 200 known types of cancer indiscriminately affecting families around the world.
Humans get cancer. Animals get cancer.
Everyday there are advancements and research breakthroughs in both veterinary and human medicine, yet at present neither profession collaborates to share their information that would progress cancer treatments and therapies for the benefit of humans and animals simultaneously.
Is it right that Otto and Jack do not have access to the same treatments and advancements in science to enable them to both fight and beat their cancer?
Is it right that we currently test human medical advancements on otherwise healthy laboratory animals, often for human only benefit when we have clinical veterinary knowledge from patients like Otto who successfully fought their cancer?