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Ear Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) in Cats

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Ear canal ablation (complete removal of the ear and ear canal) and lateral bulla osteotomy (removing the bony part of the ear canal) are preferred over lateral ear resection (removal of the majority of the ear). This is because these methods may extend your pet's survival time by three to four times when compared with lateral ear resection, which is typically only ten months. On large masses or those found to difficult to remove, radiotherapy should be performed.


Living and Management


Unfortunately, there is a poor prognosis associated with extensive tumor involvement and neurologic signs (dizziness, falling, head tilt, etc.). Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments for your pet 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 21, and 24 months after treatment for a routine physical exam and chest X-rays.

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