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My cat diagnosed with fibrosarcoma

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 26, 2006
  • 11:28 AM

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a cat named pete he is nearly 11 years old after he continued to lose about 3 months ago I found a lump on his neck which was in his lympth node this was removed and tests carried out, it was confirmed he has fibrosarcoma, 3 months on I've now found another 2 lumps in the same place i've taken him to the vets and they have started him on steriods, as they didn't think surgery would benefit him. I've not been able to find a lot on the internet about fibrosarcoma can any body help me to understand exactly how aggresive this cancer is. Also how much of a longer lifespan will the steriods give him.

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  • Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a cat named pete he is nearly 11 years old after he continued to lose about 3 months ago I found a lump on his neck which was in his lympth node this was removed and tests carried out, it was confirmed he has fibrosarcoma, 3 months on I've now found another 2 lumps in the same place i've taken him to the vets and they have started him on steriods, as they didn't think surgery would benefit him. I've not been able to find a lot on the internet about fibrosarcoma can any body help me to understand exactly how aggresive this cancer is. Also how much of a longer lifespan will the steriods give him.I looked up "cats" "fibrosarcoma" on ask.com and got many results. I know I've seen this mentioned on ratguide.com-it's the website I trust the most when it comes to my furrballs health, but thats with rats. Sorry to here about pete, I've lost many a rats to cancer, despite my efforts to feed them organic food- (***n Africa Northwest and their breeding practices!).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 07:42 PM
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  • Thanks alot rain, I will give it a try there, I will also check out the website you suggested.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2006
    • 11:44 AM
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  • Thank you so much for your help rain, unfortunately Pete's condition deteriorated over the past week he developed 2 new tumors even with the steriods, he wasn't himself, he started suffering pain. The vet advised me the time had come to stop his suffering and put him to sleep, he died yesterday.In Loving Memory of Pete
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 21, 2006
    • 07:49 PM
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