A nasal tumor is a type of cancer that results from the disorganized uncontrolled production of cells that line the nasal airway. In dogs, the most common nasal tumor is nasal adenocarcinoma. Nasal adenocarcinomas originate from the glandular cells in the nasal cavity. Most dogs with nasal tumors have a nasal discharge from one or both nostrils, noisy breathing, coughing, lethargy, and weight loss.
Palladia is a newer chemotherapy licensed for use in dogs that likely has a beneficial effect in dogs with nasal tumors that are treated with radiation. This chemotherapy is given at home, usually every other day, for a minimum of 4-6 months following the radiation treatments.
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