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Nose Cancer (Fibrosarcoma) in Cats

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Treatment

 

Antibiotics will be given if there is an infection present, and surgery may be used to remove the abnormal cells. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy may also be effective at reducing the abnormal cell count. There is a strong risk of recurring fibrosarcoma, and repeat chemotherapy is generally not recommended under these circumstances.

 

Living and Management

 

If radiotherapy or surgical treatment is successful, your cat has a chance of living up to 36 months after treatment. However, if your cat is left untreated, the survival rate is estimated to be less than five months.

 

There are side effects to both radiation and chemotherapy treatments, so it is important to make your cat as comfortable as possible while working with your veterinarian to reduce the impact of any side effects.

 

Nasal fibrosarcomas that affect the brain are even more rare than nasal fibrosarcomas in cats, but there have been documented cases of their occurrence. Unfortunately, if the abnormal cells travel to the brain, the prognosis is very poor.

 

Prevention

 

There are currently no known preventative measures for fibrosarcoma.

 

 

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