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Old February 15th, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Gale911 View Post
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.
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.
Christopher A. Lee, D.V.M., C.V.L.S.
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