10 Signs of Cancer

Regular examinations of your cat can help you spot the 10 most common signs of cancer.

Posted: Sat May 21 00:00:00 PDT 2005

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CatIf your cat exhibits any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian for professional diagnosis:

1. Abnormal swellings in any part of the body that increase in size over time.

2. Sores or ulcers that do not heal.

3. Abnormal bleeding or discharge.

4. Offensive odors such as an unusual odor from the mouth.

5. Difficulty eating or swallowing.

6. Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating.

7. Lethargy.

8. Loss of appetite and weight loss.

9. Lameness or stiffness when moving.

10. Lumps in the breast area.

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Lori    Apple Valley, MN

9/30/2009 8:14:07 PM

I also last my love Moe to a very aggressive cancer.He showed no signs.He was never very active except for the cat crazies we all know and love to watch.He was diagnosed the second week of September 2006 and was gone on the 30th.So I guess you can say I never even got a chance to accept that he would be gone soon.

Leslie    Swarthmore, PA

12/18/2008 5:38:38 PM

My cat Sophie passed away from Squamous Cell Carcinoma on 12/4/08. The cancer was found during
the removal of a tooth that went bad. Sophie didn't
show any signs of illness. I fed Sophie dinner and
noticed blood in her food bowl. The following day
there wasn't any blood in her food bowl,so I just
assumed that she cut her lip scratching her face.
But the next night, there was a considerable amount
of blood and she started pawing at her mouth. My
husband & I rushed her to the vet and he found the
tumor which turned out to be Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He admitted her and removed her bad tooth. Sophie only lived for another 2 weeks after
her diagosis of cancer. Sophie began to bleed heavily from her mouth on 12/4/08. The vet had to
euthanize Sophie because the tumor had spread to the lymphnodes in her neck.
You might want to add to this article about the different types of cancer and if there is a successful treatments for the various types of cancer. Squamous Cell Carcinoma is resistant to any and all types of treatment.

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