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11/9/10 1:37 P

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emoticon I'm so sorry to hear about your cat going through this! emoticon

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11/2/10 1:59 P

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I am so sorry to hear that your cat is so very sick. Weigh your options before you make any decisions and whatever it is, know that you had your cat's best interest at heart. God bless.

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11/2/10 11:01 A

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I am so so so sorry to hear about your kittie. HUGS to you my SPF.

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11/2/10 12:07 A

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I am so sorry, your kitty sounds so uncomfortable. Prayers coming your way

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11/1/10 9:25 P

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If the results do come back positive, your vet may refer you to a pet oncologist. Talk to that oncologist (or your vet) about the various available treatments and how cats handle them. Generally speaking, animals handle chemo much better than humans.

While I have not had a cat with cancer, a friend of mine did and opted to treat her, although the cat was about 12 years old. Several rounds of treatment did buy the cat a couple of years, and they were not bad years, although each round of treatments were 4-6 weeks each time.

I had a dog with cancer, so I understand your worry and your concern that you make the right decisions for your pet (my dog's cancer would not have responded to chemo so I opted to not treat him). The best thing you can do is to get as much information as you can, which you are doing by posting to this forum. If you have a university in your state that has a veterinary school, you might want to contact that department to see if they are doing any studies or can provide information to you.

Keep up a positive outlook. I hope everything turns out okay.

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11/1/10 9:22 P

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That is heart-wrenching news. I've never had to deal with that. I pray that you will make the right decision for you and your beloved kitty. So sorry. . .

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11/1/10 8:47 P

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I have not had it happen, but I am so sorry to hear this.

I live in a small town and our vet does not provide chemo or radiation, but says in cancer cases he does provide pain killing meds.

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11/1/10 8:42 P

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My vet took a sample of the mass that is in the nasal area of my cat. She says we have to wait for the biopsy results to come back but it is definately a mass or tumor of some kind. His eye is red and has some blood in it. He also has discharge coming out of his eye and nose. My cat is only 5 years old and is too young for this. From what I have been reading on line is ..a cat has nasal lymphomia the prognosis is not good. With chemo and or radiation it can prolong their life by 2 years but there is possible side effects. I am so upset about this and I don't know if I want to put him through all of this if it only gets him 2 more years of life ....and at what quality. I am completely heart broken. Has anyone here ever had this happen to them and what did you do.

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