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What is the average life span of a cat with fibrosarcoma if ...

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What is the average life span of a cat with fibrosarcoma if you choose not to amputate or do chemotherapy?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
Where is the fibrosarcoma?
How fast has it been growing?
How old is your cat?
Any other health issues?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
The fibrosarcoma is on her left rear leg (feline leukemia vaccine sight). It doesn't seem to be growing very quickly. My cat is 8 years old and has no other health issues.
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
This site says vaccine related fibrosarcomas are very aggressive
http://www.petplace.com/cats/injection-site-sarcoma/page1.aspx
This site has a lot of info on the problem
http://www.vetinfo4cats.com/cfibro.html#Vaccine%20related%20Fibrosarcoma and in particular this sentence may be of interest to you that even with treatment "Fibrosarcomas on any part of the body in which they can be surgically removed and then treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy have about a 30% survival rate after 18 months or so, as reported by oncologists on the Veterinary Information Network. " only 30% of the cats will be alive after 18 months. I would expect less time than that if it is left untreated.
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