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Hi my cat has just beginning diagnosed with gland cell cancer

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Hi my cat has just beginning diagnosed with gland cell cancer can you tell me about it he had his lump removed was near his glands the vet couldn't get all the lump
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about your cat.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

Which glands was the cancer in? Mammary glands, anal glands?

Rebecca :

How old is your cat?

Rebecca :

Was a biopsy done?

Rebecca :

If this is a female cat, and it is in the mammary (milk) glands, it can be very serious. This type of cancer tends to spread internally to the lungs and lymph nodes, and it tends to grow back after surgery. If it was not all removed the first time, a second surgery should be done to get it all.

Rebecca :

I am not seeing responses from you. I hope you can see what I am writing!

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I can try to connect another way if I do not hear from you.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
I hope you can see what I am saying now.

It will help to know if this is anal gland, or mammary gland cancer. But whichever it is, you should have a second surgery to try to remove the entire cancer. If any of the tumor is left behind, it will probably grow an spread.

If your veterinarian can't get the whole thing, he or she should be able to refer you to a surgery specialist who can.

Let me know what else I can help with, or answer.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
How is your cat doing?

Rebecca