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Anal Gland Cancer in Cats

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Treatment

 

The proper course of treatment is to surgically remove the tumor. The removal of the tumor and infected lymph nodes can prolong your cat's life. However, the tumor's removal is not a cure. Radiation may also be used for the prevention of locally recurring tumors.

 

Living and Management

 

After the tumor is removed, it is advised to continue monitoring your cat through physical examinations, X-rays, ultrasounds, and blood work. Calcium and kidney tests also work in monitoring the disease and its potential recurrence. The overall prognosis for the disease is poor, although surgery can substantially improve the probability for recovery.

 

Prevention

 

Due to its nature, there is currently no way to prevent the disease.

Image: VGstockstudio via Shutterstock

 

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