Think back 20 or 30 years. Remember when you heard the word “Cancer" and automatically thought it was a death sentence? Horrible, painful treatment, zero quality of life and ultimately a rapid decline and death?
Now we know that treatment works, that the quality of life for cancer patients is good, that lives are extended and that cures are possible. We saw it happen to the people around us. We knew someone who was cured, we saw remissions, we saw people living good lives.
In short, we started to change our idea of cancer and treatment because we saw it for ourselves. Cancer still steals lives, but it is not a death sentence. It does not need to be a death sentence for a dog either. As we see dogs cured, living longer, better lives our hope drives us toward more cures, more treatments, and ultimately better lives for all of us.
Our dogs are part of our family, we want them to have the long, healthy, full life they deserve, and that requires money, effort and research. In the case of Comparative Oncology the ramifications are enormous. As we cure man's best friend, we are also working toward cures for ourselves.