I certainly hope you've allowed enough characters for all of my questions...
Our cat, Clyde, was diagnosed yesterday w/ CARCINOMATOSIS OF THE MESENTARY.
Clyde had alot of fluid on his abdomen, half of which has been drained to allow him to be more comfortable.
We do not have the official results of the lab tests from the drained fluid yet - and if those results are inconclusive, the vet wants to do a Biopsy.
1. Is a biopsy painful?
2. Is this mass operable?
3. What are the treatment options?
4. How often would the fluid come back - and subsequently have to be drained?
5. What could be the underlying cause of this carcinoma?
6. Life expectancy?
7. What medications can he be put on that would increase his quality of life? We do not want Clyde to suffer in any way, but we do want to prolong his life as long as we can - provided he is enjoying that life....
Thank you so much...