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Lion Has Radition Treatment For Skin Cancer At a Private Human Hospital In Africa

A lion, named Chaos, at Lory Park Zoo and Owl Sanctuary in South Africa, started undergoing cancer treatment this week. The treatment was received at a private hospital in South Africa - and he was smuggled in by the back door to avoid frightening human patients. The 16-year-old lion was unconscious and strapped face down on a trolley as he was brought in to treat lesions on his nose. The 570lb beast was being treated by the five-strong team of radiotherapists and one oncologist in the unusual setting because there are no radiation facilities for animals in South Africa. The photos are truly emotional. 

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3D-Printing Technology Was Used To Replace The Skull Of a Dog With Cancer

Researchers at an Ontario university used 3D-printing technology to replace the majority of a dog's skull in what's believed to be the first surgery of its kind. The owner of Patches, a 9-year-old dachshund, said the dog had a brain tumour the size of an orange that would have been fatal if not treated.

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Dogs watch us all the time and read our body language like a sixth sense. They also smell our bodies for changes. BBC Earth with one more inspiring story revealing the secret life of dogs. 

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Marine Takes His Beloved Labrador on a Farewell Trip Across the Country After She's Diagnosed With Cancer

Robert and his dog have been together since she was a puppy and he intends to keep it that way! Bella was diagnosed with cancer, which took her leg. The vet gave her only 3-6 months to live, but here she is 14 months later and on the adventure of a lifetime! You can follow Rob and Bella's journey here and here.

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woman with cancer finds new home for her dogs
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Kathleen Zuidema took to Facebook to try and find a new home for her three beloved dogs after a heartbreaking cancer diagnosis. Her post quickly went viral and eventually reached Danielle Cochran who was more than happy to adopt the trio. The two women both live on a tiny island in Washington State, but had never met! Now Kathleen no longer has to worry about her dogs when she passes, which is a bittersweet relief. Ugh, this story. All the tears!

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BBC brings us the story of how dogs are becoming a legitimate method of detecting cancer cells. It has been determined that most dogs can do this; they're just don't know we're interested in their ability.

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The 54-year-old keeper, Mario, has worked at the zoo for almost 25 years and now has terminal cancer. He asked to be taken to the giraffe enclosure one last time to say goodbye to the animals.

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OMIGOSH! What an amazing thing to do for a little girl! This made my day :) From Seattle Children's Hospital:

Maga is a cat-loving teen patient with cancer at Seattle Children's Hospital. She's had to be in the hospital many times, and during her stays what she misses most is her own cat Merry. We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite cat photos with us, and got an awesome response -- 3,000+ photos! We used these pictures to create this "cat immersion" for Maga -- an audio/visual experience to bring thousands of "virtual" cats to Maga's room.

Our thoughts are with you, Maga!

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Banjo misses tearing things up. Like, he really misses it. Help put an end to this madness (and to icky cancer) here.

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Dozer decided to go for a run with a bunch of folks running for cancer research and he ended up making all sorts of money for the cause! Way to go, Dozer!

Did this make your day? How about these?

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Aw sad. Yurti's human had cancer and wanted nothing more than to see her before he passed away. What a nice last wish.