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Unfortunately, most apudoma tumors are cancerous (malignant) and by the time they’re discovered, it’s too late to treat them. However, aggressive medical management can sometimes relieve the symptoms and give your cat additional months (or even years) to live. Exploring a pancreatic mass surgically is important for diagnosis, but also for establishing a treatment regimen.
Your cat will need frequent physical examinations, as well as careful observation at home. Your veterinarian may also want to conduct X-rays and ultrasound exams from time to time to measure the progression of the disease and the effectiveness of the treatment. As there is no cure for the disease, the best you can hope for is to keep your pet comfortable and pain free for a few months or years.
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
The group of processes that involve the use of nutrients by the body
A compound made up of a group of amino acids; aids in the digestion of certain proteins
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
a) inhaling b) getting out fluid or gas by the act of sucking.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
A medical condition in which the stomach becomes inflamed