A single tumor can be removed surgically, and will generally not require a long stay in the veterinary hospital. Although benign tumors are rare, there are cases where this is so, and cats that have this type of tumor will easily recover. This is also generally true in cases where a malignant tumor has been located and treated before it has the opportunity to spread.
A malignant tumor that has spread can be treated with chemotherapy, and its growth may be halted, put into remission, and sometimes cured all together. The prognosis for this condition is guarded. Cancerous tumors are notoriously independent, and treatment is not always effective.
Schedule follow-up appointments every three months so that your veterinarian can check for new or continued growth (mestasis).
The disappearance of the signs and symptoms of a particular disease; this is often used in association with cancer
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The sex cell of male animals; created in the testicles
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A condition of having only one side
The word for female eggs
Anything pertaining to the blood vessel system in the body
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
Having two sides
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The time period in which a female is receptive to male attention
Any micro organism with pathogenic capabilities, like a bacteria or virus
The space in the abdomen that holds the major digestive organs in an animal. Normally referred to as the area between the diaphragm and the pelvis. Also referred to as the peritoneal cavity.
Something that has to do with changes in the structure of the body as the result of cells that are diseased or abnormal in some way
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads