Pet Hero: A Cat Named Beauty
15-year-old Beauty suffered from oral melanoma, a cancer in her mouth that was threatening her life. Because of the location of the tumor, surgery was not possible. What’s more, chemotherapy was not effective for this type of cancer. And traditional radiation therapy, because it can’t be precisely targeted, would have caused serious side effects, including blindness.
Just three days after SRS treatment, however, Beauty’s tumor had shrunk and her quality of life began to return to normal. She enjoyed more than two additional years of good health and time with her family—time that would have been lost without this advanced treatment option.