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Gale911 February 11th, 2011 06:08 PM

Bone tumor
 
Hi,
I just lost my older cat to renal disease after 3 months, we gave her medication and sub Q fluids but she got worse and passed away two weeks ago. Last week when I went to the vet to pick up her ashes I brought Jazz along to get a check up. We found out that he has a bone tumor on his jaw. He is a 12 year old maine coon cat. My vet took his x-rays to an oncologist and he said he didn't think that the tumor was osteosarcoma but may be benign or plasma cell tumor, but we'd have to get an MRI and a biopsy. I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this condition and treatment or what to expect will happen to my cat as the disease progresses.
Thank you for any insight. :cat: :fingerscr

catlover2 February 13th, 2011 12:31 AM

I'm sorry for your loss of your cat such a short time ago, and are now faced with a tumor problem with your Maine Coon. I have nothing to add to what you've already done, and sounds like your vet is on top of it. I :pray: it is benign. I wish you and Jazz all the best. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

Dr Lee February 15th, 2011 11:32 PM

[QUOTE=Gale911;984950] I brought Jazz along to get a check up. We found out that he has a bone tumor on his jaw. He is a 12 year old maine coon cat. My vet took his x-rays to an oncologist and he said he didn't think that the tumor was osteosarcoma but may be benign or plasma cell tumor, but we'd have to get an MRI and a biopsy. I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this condition and treatment or what to expect will happen to my cat as the disease progresses.[/QUOTE]

I am sorry about the loss of your other pet. The loss of a family member is always difficult.

As bone tumors enlarge, the top concerns are: 1) if it is malignant, then it can metastasize (spread to other parts of the body like the lungs,liver, lymph nodes), 2) as it enlarges, it can interfere with a pet's ability to eat and 3) it can cause pain.

A biopsy and surgical consult with a specialist may be very beneficial to better understand your options. I hope that this helps. :pawprint:

Gale911 February 17th, 2011 07:03 AM

biopsy
 
Thank you for your reply :cat: I am taking Jazz this afternoon to the specialist and I hope he'll take the biopsy today, In which case I'll find out next week some time. I'm just worried because plasma cell tumor is multiple myeloma and that seems to me as bad as osteosarcoma. :eek:
I hope I'll come back with good news, but I'm very worried. :fingerscr

hazelrunpack February 20th, 2011 09:18 PM

Any updates, Gale? :goodvibes:

Gale911 February 25th, 2011 10:57 AM

Great news
 
Just heard back from the specialist and the biopsy report came back as no evidence of cancer. Seems he has a bone infammation of sorts. It doesn't need to be remove as of now but he'll go back in a month and have more x-rays to determine the size of the tumor and wether it has grown. If not they'll just leave it. I am so relieved. :crazy::grouphug:

Love4himies February 25th, 2011 11:06 AM

I am so happy for you :thumbs up :grouphug:. You didn't need any bad news so soon after loosing your last kitty. :grouphug:

Maine Coons are such beautiful cats, any chances on getting a pic :pray:?

Gale911 February 25th, 2011 11:21 AM

Jazz and Luna
 
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Here is Jazz with Luna. :lovestruck:

Love4himies February 25th, 2011 11:29 AM

Thanks for the pic.

Awwww, he is a gorgeous boy :cloud9::lovestruck: and Luna is beautiful too. He looks quite big compared to her :eek:.

hazelrunpack February 25th, 2011 01:34 PM

Holy catz!!! What a relief! I can only imagine... :grouphug: Yay! :highfive:


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