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Mouth Cancer (Amelobastoma) in Cats



With most benign neoplasms, such as ameloblastoma, surgical excision remains the treatment of choice. After a determination has been made of the size, location, and extent of penetration, your veterinarian will schedule a surgery to remove the whole mass. During surgery some margins of normal tissue are also removed to ensure complete excision of the neoplasm. Alternatively, in some patients only radiation therapy is sufficient for complete resolution of the problem, while in other patients both surgical excision and radiation therapy may be needed for a complete cure.


Living and Management


Most patients will regain normal health without any complications after surgery. Follow your veterinarian's guidelines for after care, including special diet recommendations, until your cat is fully recovered and has begun to eat normally again. After the initial surgical or radiation therapy treatment, you may need schedule follow-up visits with your veterinarian every three months for complete progress evaluations. At each visit, your veterinarian will ensure that there is no re-growth of the tumor.



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