An effective treatment protocol is difficult, but radiation therapy before or after definitive surgery will substantially enhance your cat's survival. Prior to surgery, a contrast CT scan should also be done, because it has been found to result in a substantially longer time until recurrence of the sarcoma. Chemotherapy, meanwhile, has not been found to enhance survival with this form of cancer.
A contrast CT scan should be done prior to aggressive surgery, which will need to be arranged with a board-certified veterinary surgeon. This has
Radiation therapy before or after definitive surgery will substantially enhance your cat's survival.
Living and Management
Do not over-vaccinate your cat. Vaccinate for rabies, panleukopenia, herpes-1, and caliciviruses no more frequently than every three years. In addition, vaccination for FeLV is advised only for cats older than 16 weeks that are not restricted to a closed indoor environment that is free of FeLV. Consult your veterinarian, assess the risks of exposure to diseases, and compare them to the risks of vaccine-associated sarcoma formation.
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A type of neoplasm that occurs in connective tissue
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A treatment of certain neoplasms that is administered using an x ray
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
An increase in the number of bad white blood cells
An animal’s attitude or temperament
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads