Mammary carcinomas and adenocarcinomas MACs are relatively common tumors in cats. The postexcisional survival period of affected cats is inversely proportional to tumor size, but the reported median survival periods for different tumor size categories is quite variable. This variability diminishes the prognostic value of reported data. In our study, cats with MACs greater than 3 cm in diameter had a month median survival period, whereas those with MACs less than 3 cm in diameter had a month survival period.
Metastatic Cancer in Older Cats
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Works on cancer-related genes expression using feline mammary carcinomas FMCs are scarce but crucial, not only to validate these tumours as models for human breast cancer studies but also to improve small animal practice. The expression levels of these cancer-related genes are strongly correlated with each other, with exception of c-MYC and PKM2 genes. The integration of clinicopathological data with the transcriptional levels revealed several associations. This work allowed to verify that many of these cancer-related genes are associated but may also, indirectly, influence other genes, creating a complex molecular cancer network that in the future can provide new cancer biomarkers. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Data Availability: All relevant data are within the manuscript and its Supporting Information files. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
My cat has metastatic cancer :(
We have all heard of breast cancer in women. With approximately one woman in eight or nine falling victim to this form of cancer, there are awareness campaigns from numerous health care agencies and research is on-going. Every woman is encouraged to check for breast lumps regularly. But what about pets?
Felix seems determined to test the idea that cats have nine lives. I adopted him as a kitten from someone whose outdoor cat got unexpectedly pregnant. When I took him for his first vet visit, he was riddled with parasites, from ear mites to intestinal worms.