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Tumor of the Thymus in Cats



Patients should be hospitalized in preparation for surgery to remove the thymoma. These types of tumors are highly invasive and sometimes difficult to remove. Twenty to thirty percent of thymomas are found to be malignant, with metastasis (spread) throughout the chest and/or abdomen.


Living and Management


If the tumor is completely surgically resectable (and has not spread), full remission is generally assured. Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments every three months with you to retake thoracic X-rays of your cat in case the tumor should recur.



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