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Intestinal Tumors (Apudomas) in Cats




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.


Living and Management


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.



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