Mast Cell Tumours – Lomustine chemotherapy – Erik
Mast Cell Tumours – Lomustine chemotherapy
Erik, the happiest Staffordshire Bull Terrier, comes to see Dr Azzurra Naso and the RVNs for regular Lomustine chemotherapy treatments.
Erik has a history of Mast Cell Tumours, A mast cell tumor (MCT) is a type of tumor consisting of mast cells. A mast cell is a type of white blood cell that is found in many tissues of the body. Mast cells are allergy cells and play a role in the allergic response. Mast cell tumors most commonly form nodules or masses in the skin, they can also affect other areas of the body, including the spleen, liver, intestine, and bone marrow.
Erik has a blood test with each visit to check his organ/blood response to the Lomustine. Lomustine is a capsule and is given orally. Erik takes his very well in some pill putty thankfully! Here he is receiving his capsules from RVN Charlie in our chemotherapy kennel.
He’s such a good boy