Tomotherapy is a type of radiation therapy used on dogs. It delivers the radiation in slices instead of a beam. Nunya had 20 sessions to complete her tomotherapy treatment. To start the treatment off, a CT scan was done and the oncologist took a few days to map out how the dosage would be delivered.
From these posts, we heard an amazing story about a horse going through tomotherapy in the same machine pictured to the right. Click here to see Breezy, the horse, undergoing tomotherapy treatment. Breezy had a rare tooth root cancer and helped pioneer radiation tomotherapy treatment on horses, thanks to the doctors at A&M.
As with all forms of radiation treatments, there are side effects.
Nunya showed no signs of radiation burns until the very end of her treatment. She started losing a few chunks of skin directly under her eyes after the last week of tomotherapy treatment started. These spots grew in size and redness for a good three weeks. During that time they blistered and looked extremely painful but Nunya was always great about allow us to put the burn cream on her face.
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