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Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Cats




Treatment of such disorders is highly individualized and will depend on the type, location, and stage of the tumor. If your cat has been suffering from anorexia and wasting, it will need to be placed on nutritional support and stabilized before further invasive treatments can begin. Invasive treatment is necessary, under the circumstances, as the type of tumor is most likely of a highly malignant nature. Your veterinarian will remove the tumor, if possible. Chemotherapy may also be an option, if the tumor is of the type that is likely to respond to chemical therapy. Your doctor will discuss these options with you.


For some patients, where the underlying tumor cannot be removed or treated, management of the clinical signs and treatments to improve the quality of life will be planned.


Living and Management


The overall prognosis depends on the underlying tumor and its treatment, but in general, the malignant nature of the tumors that cause paraneoplastic syndromes often leads to a fatal outcome.



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