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Brain tumor. Lacey 11 years old. She had hyperactive thyroid…

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Brain tumor

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the cat's name and age?

Lacey 11 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lacey?

She had hyperactive thyroid which was treated on 8/11/17 with radiation of iodine thru her veins

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I am sorry to hear Lacey has a brain tumor. How was this diagnosed?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
CT scan. And actually CT scan was for lump in throat and they CT scan in brain
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I am so sorry. What is the recommended treatment? What is your question about her condition?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Just waiting for Vet to discuss with others in practice since he's not seen a case like this. MRI? I already know all this but what is your suggestions to handle this case?
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

It would be best to consult with a neurologist. The main therapy for brain tumors today is "gamma knife" radiation to shrink or eliminate the tumor. Only a few places do this procedure.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Sugery is invasive, and chemotherapy not usually done for brain tumors.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
This Vet went in circles and mentioned lump in throat needs to be removed and something about radiation for both?!
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You can't biopsy a brain tumor, but has a biopsy been done on the throat tumor? Is it a thyroid tumor?

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

It should be fairly simple to use a needle to tap the tumor in the throat to determine what it is, and what treatment is best.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Couldnt biopsy throat lump since it was so close to larynx didn't want to without MRI but then found brain tumor from ct scan
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

So they do not have a diagnosis of what the throat tumor is, or what organ it is from (thyroid, lymph node, etc.)?

If not, I would consult with an oncologist and/or neurologist about therapy options. I am sorry; this sounds like it could be serious; the two tumors could be related.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I would ask about using ultrasound to guide a needle biopsy of the throat tumor, if this can be done.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He is an Oncologist!
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

So what is he recommending as the next step?

If this were my own cat, I would be trying to get at least a needle biopsy of the lump in the throat, to know what we may be dealing with, before doing radiation.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
my regular vet did an ultrasound on throat lump. said he could remove!
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

If the thorat lump can be removed and a biopsy done, that might be where I would start.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Since it sounds like brain tumor is secondary and Lacey shows no signs of a brain tumor. Everything is as normal as can be with this sweet sweet kitty!
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I am glad she does not have any neurologic signs. If your vet thinks the throat lump can be removed and biopsied, that is where I would start.

Please let me know how she is doing, if this is helpful, and if I can answer anything else.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Main question is when they open up throat to remove, worst case scenario?
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

That is hard to say since I can't see or feel the lump. The throat has a lot of blood vessels and nerves; there are possible complications. I would have this done by a surgeon with a lot of experience with this kind of surgery. Worst case scenario with any surgery is death, but that would not be something I would not expect.

There could be neurologic complications which could be transient or permanent.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
With removing throat lump? which i see as primary cancer and brain tumor secondary
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

There is no way to know for sure without a biopsy if the throat is the primary. Probably it is, but these could be separate primary tumors.

I don't know where and how big the throat lump is. If it can be felt from the outside, I might attempt a needle biopsy before anything else.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I am sorry you have such hard choices about Lacey. Please let me know what other questions I can answer.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Kindly consider rating my answer to notify the website I am assisting you; you can always get back to me with questions and updates after rating.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I have not heard from you. How is Lacey? Can I answer any other questions?

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