The treatment for thymoma and thymic lymphoma is often inpatient. Your rabbit will require immediate surgical removal of the mass if it is obstructing airflow. Radiotherapy may help to reduce the burden of the tumor or cancer mass on the underlying tissues following the initial surgery. Some rabbits also need to be be treated with additional steroid therapy to reduce the inflammation, and possibly chemotherapy, although relatively little information is known on the effectiveness of chemotherapy for rabbits that are afflicted with this type of cancer.
Follow-up care is essential after the successful removal of the tumor(s); imaging studies are recommended for as many as three months in order to monitor for recurring illness. However, if the tumor could not be removed completely, the expected prognosis is not favorable over the long term.
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
A neoplasm that occurs as related to the thymus
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The area in the thorax between the two lungs, where the heart, esophagus, aorta, bronchials, and thymus are located.