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I am sorry to hear your cat has lymphoma. I can imagine you are shattered.Good they are doing scans. With lymphoma, you want to "stage" it, meaning to find where it is, in how many places. That helps to decide what the best chemotherapy would be.It would be best to work with an oncologist if there is one in your area. There are many treatments for lymphoma, and it should be possible to get her into remission. It is important to understands that remission is not a cure, and most cats do come out of remission. It may be only a few months, but it could be a year or more that she is in remission. This is not a cancer that is usually cured, but often these cats can live months or even years with good quality of life.
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It is best to get it done as soon as possible, but if that is the soonest you can get it should be OK.
As lymphoma progresses there can be nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, etc.; more quality of life issues than actual pain. If tumors become large, and pinch off internal organs, that would be painful.
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