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Cats & Cancer - Fibrosarcoma Needs Your Attention

There is a type of cats cancer that cat owners everywhere are worried about called fibrosarcoma or a fibroblastic sarcoma. Fibrosarcoma in cats shows malignancies that form inside the skin, and is a soft tissue cancer that starts because of a vaccination.

Normally these tumors are seen where the vaccines were administered, and whenever your cat has vaccines like FeLV or rabies, you increase the risk of your cat getting cancer. These tumors are hard to treat, and often recur, which is rough because the cat can die from this.

This invasive cats cancer starts in the fibrous connective tissues and can possibly spread to other areas, and there are 3 known causes of this nasty musculoskeletal cancer.

The first is vaccines, and this fibrosarcoma is known as the vaccine induced sarcoma or vaccinosarcoma. The next known cause is old age, whereas most cats that are afflicted with this are already old aged. Normally the affected spots have odd shaped masses inside such as the legs and ears. Younger felines can be diagnosed with cancer that is caused by the FeSV or feline sarcoma virus, which means that there is more than one tumor mass.

Surefire signs of a fibrosarcoma or cats cancer are swelling, and lameness that increases daily. Your vet will do a physical and many tests like CBC and urinalysis as well as a biopsy and x-rays of the lump and lungs with a biochemical profile. This is to check if the cancer has spread any further than just the one lump.

Surgery and/or amputation are possible treatments because the disease normally recurs. Radiation therapy after surgery is the best, as this also helps the disease be checked on a regular basis for recurrences.

Janet Markowitz has been a German Shepherd Breeder for over 20 years. She has always been interested in using natural and holistic remedies for her Shepherds whenever possible. She has found that by using natural Remedies in conjunction with conventional medicine, she has achieved great success in the health and longevity in her dogs.

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