Cat Tumour symptoms
The most obvious singe of a tumour is the feel of an
abnormality when stroking your cat, a possible lump you may
have noticed. Other symptoms may occur that may identify an
internal problem such as:
Loss of weight
Loss of appetite
Struggling to breath
sore that will not heal
Discharge from a body opening
Blood from a body opening
possible change in the way your cat walks or moves
Possible Types of Tumors
There are many types of Tumors with some of them being:
Adrenal Tumour, Bone, Ceruminous Gland, Oesophagus, Eyelid,
Kidney, Lymphoma, Mammary, Mast Cell Tumour, Nasal, Nerve,
Pituitary, Salivary Gland, Spinal Cord, Skull and Sweat
Diagnosing a Tumour
If you suspect a tumour then a visit to the vets will be
need to confirm your suspicions. Your vet should give your
cat a very thorough examination involving a very physical
examination to feel for any lumps or bumps. If any are
found, your vet will most likely x-ray the area and possible
perform an ultrasound to get a very good look at what it may
In order to see how your cats body and organs are
functioning, your vet should take a blood and urine sample
for testing. If a part of the internal system is not working
properly then it will show up on one of the test letting
your vet know there is possibly something wrong.
If and when a tumour is found the next most important
thing to find out is weather it is cancerous or not. This
will involve a biopsy, this is when a small piece of the
tumour is cut away for investigation, to see weather it is
cancerous or not.
Treating Cat Tumors
The treatment of a tumour depends on the type and
position of the tumour and weather or not it has spread.
They can be treated on by removing the tumour, medication or
radiation. In some cases a combination of treatments is
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