Stomach and Intestinal Cancer (Leiomyosarcoma) in Cats
Surgery remains the treatment of choice, which involves resection of the tumor mass along with some normal tissue. However, the extent of metastasis (such as in the liver) is a critical factor for final prognosis.
Living and Management
In cases of metastasis to other body organs, prognosis is very poor, where survival may only be a few months. Surgery may improve survival rates in some animals, but will require complete removal of the tumor mass. Following the surgery, you will have to take your cat for routine checkups, X-rays, and abdominal ultrasound every three months. Some cats may also require special, easily digestible diets, as well as painkillers to alleviate soreness. Strictly adhere to the veterinarian's guidelines watch for recurrence of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention, and abdominal pain in the cat.
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease
An increase in the number of white blood cells (abnormal)
Low amounts of glucose in the blood
The occurrence or invasion of pathogens away from the point where they originally occurred
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A procedure of imaging internal body structures by exposing film
Passing stool with blood in it
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
The movement of gas in the gut that causes noise.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The exiting of excrement from the body; bowel movements.
The process of making something larger by dilating or stretching it
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
A type of instrument that is used to look inside the body
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
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