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My cat had mammary chains removed. came back cancerous? 4-12 months to live?

post #1 of 9
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has anyone had this or had their cat survive any longer....is there anything outside of CHEMO that I can do for her.

she's 11 and half siamese and now spade (during her mammary and tumor removal)
post #2 of 9
My Stripe had borderline Cancer. There were Cancer cells when she was age 4 and she died at age 11 not from Cancer. She had Crf. Prayers for her.
post #3 of 9
I am very sorry. I have had one kitty who had this, unfortunately for Mervat, it had spread to her lungs we found out after the surgery.

I know my vet felt if we had caught it early and it had not spread, we had a chance for some time. Sending that your kitty will do well now that she's had her surgery.
post #4 of 9
Another one of the many reasons why so many strongly reccomend spaying at a young age, around 6 months or younger.

There is, unfortunately, little to nothing you can do but make her comfortable & enjoy her company for now. I do suggest you get pathology reports, vet reports, etc....and get a 2nd opinion from another vet....just as a precaution.
post #5 of 9
I would get the report also. Stripes was sent to Uc Davis and she was fixed and it still happened.
post #6 of 9
I'm so sorry this is happening. I don't know that they can predict time left when cancer is involved. My Wayne developed lymphoma and it settled in his kidneys...the length of time between noticing the eye gunk (rapid fat conversion caused some of the fat from behind the eye to come to the front of the eye) and when he peacefully and painlessly passed on...was 2 months and 2 days. He was 8 1/2 yrs old..... He had absolutely no other symptoms until about 3 weeks before he passed away and that was the loss of muscle due to the cancer. Unfortunately, the Vet couldn't determine why his body was suddenly using up the fat and muscle...but I don't think it would have made a difference. All his bloodwork kept coming back showing excellent health!!! Even the cancer diagnosis was only done by x-ray.

Just love your kitty each day...all day long....and I know you do already!
post #7 of 9
Am sorry to hear the news. I know cancer can be aggressive and quick. I would just make her as comfortable as possible at home and show her that she is loved for however long she has.

My first cat got cancer and went downhill fast - I would guess he was sick about a year. He went from 14 lbs to about 6-7 when I took him in the last time. I didn't want him to suffer any more. Mitten knew he was loved and special
post #8 of 9
I'm so sorry. I cringe every time I hear that word "Cancer". My Jordan may or may not have cancer, I refused and exploritory surgeory.

Jordan has been on Prednisone for a year now. I don't know anything about the type of cancer your cat has, but I know Prednisone can slow the growth of some cancers. I chose to make Jordan comfortable for as long as possible, but if he were a differnt cat I would have chosen Chemo. There is no wrong decision as long as you listen to your heart and make the best decision for your cat. My vet even said that neither decision (chemo or no chemo) was better than the other it was just a matter of what I was most comfortable with.
post #9 of 9
I am not sure of the exact time but my previous cat Sylvia had mammary cancer, it was probably about a year after being diagnosed that she passed away. She had surgery to remove a tumor but the cancer later came back and had metastatized and could not be operated on.
Before that she had CRF for over two years and was doing great with that (kidney values pretty normal for most of that time) until she was diagnosed with mammary cancer.
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