Manaus – Prostate cancer does not choose race or size, so to combat disease, the Amazonas Baptist College (Esbam) will hold, on November 23, from 9 am to 12 noon, the third "November Blue Pet of Esbam" campaign, which aims to guide and evaluation of pets, such as dogs and cats.
The main focus of the campaign is to educate pet owners about prostate cancer and the importance of screening, because many people are not aware of the subject and therefore ultimately do not take the necessary care with more pets to avoid illness in old age.
Animal Clinic Coordinator (CliniVet) Esbam, professor Daniel José Hoffmann, warns the importance of approaching the topic. He pointed out that although this type of cancer is far less common in companion animals than in humans, prostate cancer is still more frequently detected in dogs than in cats and mainly attacks animals between the ages of seven and 15 years. age.
"Although prostate cancer is the most common prostate disorder in companion animals, the prostate gland can develop several other common diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cysts and prostate inflammatory processes. These animals have several different clinical signs, such as : abdominal pain, difficulty urinating / defecating, and changes in the size and / or shape of the testicles. Treatment can be done by castration methods, drugs or even through surgery, depending on the case, "explained the veterinarian.
Hoffmann stressed that dog owners and cats should be vigilant about prostate tumors in addition to having frequent examinations, which are very important for early detection of disease and treatment. "Here at CliniVet, what we often see is the demand for animal care when the disease has taken place, with clearer clinical signs, which makes it difficult to treat and cure. That is why Esbam is campaigning for November Azul Pet. 39; to promote a better quality of life for pets, "said the veterinarian.
Esbam's Coordinator CliniVet also explained that when animals are not castrated, the prostate can undergo hormonal modification and develop cancer. "With increasing age, testicular hormones begin to function irregularly, stimulating the prostate to experience increased size and shape and changes in texture. Usually, dogs over the age of eight who are not neutered, regardless of race or size, develop this disease," the doctor said animals, noted that prostate cancer can be cured if detected early.
On November 17, "World Day Against Prostate Cancer" was celebrated, and for this reason, the month was chosen for a campaign to prevent disease, including pets. In that sense, Esbam College, which is the first private Higher Education Institution (IES) to bring Veterinary Medicine courses to Manaus, conducted a campaign to prevent prostate cancer in pets.
"This is the Esbam Academic Extension project which is offered free to the public and aims to bring knowledge built in class with teachers and students to be forwarded to those responsible for pets. In addition, the campaign also gives students the opportunity to gain knowledge, practice all content obtained in class, because this type of event allows academics to relate to situations experienced in the daily profession ", explains the coordinator of the Veterinary course, Professor José Allan Araújo.
The third campaign "Pet Blue Nude of Esbam" will include the following activities: free physical examinations and animal examinations, gift guides and distribution, informative folder submissions and free complementary tests for suspected cases.
"After the disease has been diagnosed, ultrasound and X-ray will be given to animals responsible for imaging other organs to check the possibility of metastasis. In this way, the animal owner will receive the procedure needed to remove the tumor as soon as possible," explained Jose Allan, who also a veterinarian.
The "November Blue Esbam Pet" campaign is free and takes place at Esbam's CliniVet, which is located in Rua Rodrigues Torres, 292, Conjunto Abilio Nery, Adrianópolis, the south-central zone of Manaus. Further information by telephone: (92) 3305-1809.