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Skin Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) in Cats

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Treatment

 

Surgical removal of the tumor is the most common course of treatment. Affected lymph nodes may also need to be drained and treated to prevent rupture and infection. Radiation therapy can then be used to treat the lymph nodes to prevent recurrence and metastasis of the disease into other areas. Chemotherapy drugs are also used to treat tumors. The degree of treatment is determined by the severity the disease.

 

Living and Management

 

The long-term prognosis for cats is often good when the cancer is treated early and aggressively. Aggressive treatment often involves surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

 

Prevention

 

There is currently no way to prevent skin cancer.

 

 

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