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Cancer in cats - Causes and Treatments

Cancer in cats is fearsome, but often treatable. These resources cover lymphosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, VAS (Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma) and other forms of cancer so we can better understand what is happening when our cats get a tumor.

Feline Lymphoma Disease Profile
Learn about the many types of lymphoma in cats, along with the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Read the glossary definition of squamous cell carcinoma, as applied to cats.

Commandments of Cancer Care
Drs. Foster and Smith give three commandments of Cancer Care that are essential in maintaining the quality of life and human-animal bond, developed by Dr. Kathy Mitchener, a veterinary oncologist.

Fibrosarcoma in Cats
More information from Dr. Mike at VetInfo, with Q &As on Fibrosarcoma in felines, particularly vaccine-related.

Feline Lymphoma
Cats are more likely to develop lymphoma than dogs or people. This is more understandable when you read what Drs. Foster & Smith have to say about the kinds of cats who are more predisposed to this form of cancer.

Lumps in Cats
Lumps and bumps in cats can be associated with abscesses, hematomas, hernias, or tumors, according to Dr. Mike from VetInfo.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats
Article from FabCats discusses this cancer related to sun exposure to the nose and ears of white or light colored cats.

Tumors of the Skin
Max's House offers a frequency chart, as well as clinical information on basal cell tumors, squamous cell carcinoma, fibrosarcoma ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, and other tumors of the skin.

Vaccines and Sarcomas: A Concern for Cat Owners
The American Veterinarian Medical Association task force shares information about vaccine-associated sarcoma (VAS).

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