Q. For a kitty with a lymphoma, will the full chemo treatment like vincristine and cytoxan be a lot more benficial than just the injectable prednisone?
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. Most studies show that while prednisone can slow progression of lymphoma (and exact numbers differ based on many factors, including the stage of disease and location), it typically results in shorter median survival times than other multi-drug protocols. There are many protocols described to treat lymphoma and a veterinary oncologist or a veterinarian with experience in chemotherapy can make the best recommendation for your cat's specific situation.