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Skin and Toe Cancer (Melanocytic) in Cats


Treatment

 

Depending on the severity and location of the tumor, your veterinarian may need to surgically remove it. He or she may also recommend chemotherapy if surgical removal is incomplete or if the cancer has spread to other vital organs.

 

Living and Management

 

Because early detection of recurrence is crucial, your veterinarian will recommend regular followup exams subsequent to the surgery (every three months for 24 months). However, it is important that you bring the cat back to veterinarian immediately if you suspect the mass has returned.

 

 

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