Home Health Cancer


If chemotherapy is not an option, you can still provide your cat with relief. Prednisone alone will not usually induce remission in feline lymphoma, but it decreases inflammation and reduces symptoms. Some cats can stay comfortable and achieve a good quality of life for several months on this drug. Your veterinarian may prescribe other treatments or medications to relieve your cat’s specific symptoms.

Living With Lymphoma

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies and protects your cat from infections. When lymphocytes become...
Black cat

Chemo for Mammary Cancer

Feline mammary cancer (FMC) is aggressive. About 90% of cases are malignant, with metastasis already present at the time of diagnosis. The risk is...

Fecal Transplants Can Work

Feline fecal microbiota transplants—yes, inserting feces from one cat into another—are becoming more common as a therapy for serious chronic problems, such as chronic...

Feline Ocular Post Traumatic Sarcoma

Tumors of the feline eye are relatively uncommon, but when they occur, they can significantly affect a cat’s quality of life and may be...
A tumor in a cat’s ear, originating from ceruminomous cells.

Ear-Canal Tumor Surgical

Q. I have a 16-year-old cat, and he has developed a tumor in his ear canal. It has been active and growing for six...
Cat cancer

Tackling Mast Cell Cancer

Mast cell tumors are the most common feline cancer of the spleen, the second most common skin tumor (accounting for 8 to 21% of...

MOPP Chemotherapy Is a Viable Alternative

Lymphoma accounts for 30% of all forms of neoplasia in cats. Most feline lymphoma cases are characterized as medium to high grade, and multi-agent...
Cat and litterbox

New Transitional Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is an aggressive, often metastatic, cancer. While a cure is not yet possible, veterinary care can slow its spread. Symptoms include: ...

Grant Renewal

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Petco Foundation, and Blue Buffalo renewed a grant that subsidizes the cost of cancer treatments for qualifying owners of dogs and cats.

Happening Now: New Clinical Trial

The section of Oncology at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine needs cats for a clinical trial on injection-site sarcomas (also known as a fibrosarcoma), a tumor that can arise following injections. Although the cause is unknown, treatments are available, such as the anti-cancer drug carboplatin.

Treatment Option for Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas

A new treatment called microbrachytherapy, which is used to treat inoperable feline oral squamous cell carcinomas, may be gaining momentum, according to a recent study published in Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.

Study to Develop Blood Biomarkers of Feline Cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death in cats, with tumors in the mammary gland, mouth, and skin being the most common. Currently, we rely on surgical removal of the tumor or a biopsy for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options. Since this procedure often requires anesthesia, we would like to find a way to use a simple blood sample to provide these answers.