Suspected Lymphoma. Surgical Biopsy Thoughts

ElevenFurbabies

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Hello! New here. 1st post.I have 13 y.o. female DSH. We took her to new vet recently (a feline specialist only) here in north Atlanta for Senior Wellness. She had lost 1.5lbs. since July 2019 (now 13.8lbs). She has occasional vomiting which had increased recently. Labs looked good except elevated liver markers. Plan was to check them again 6 weeks. Meantime, my cat started having acute vomiting. Took her in. They gave her fluids, meds for pain and nausea, etc. Sent out for specialized blood work, including Feline GI Lymphoma Panel which came back at 7.7 out of 10 as consistent with small cell lymphoma. They did ultrasound which showed diffuse jejunal and ileal thickening. R/o IBD vs lymphoma. Vet now suggests surgical biopsy -- doesn't feel comfortable giving chlorambucil without it. Our cat is eating, going to bathroom and has only vomited twice in 6 weeks. Overall, pretty healthy. Torn as to what to do. Surgery (even with a very experienced specialist vet) is risky. Choices: 1) Surgical biopsy to confirm, then treat; 2) Treat as IBD, i.e. prednisolone.
A couple years ago, my Smokey Kitty finally sadly passed at 17 yo Six years prior to her passing she had developed a large marble-shaped lump between her eyes. I woke up one morning just to find she was bleeding behind her eyes and from her mouth and rushed her to ER Vet ran all types of tests and came to diagnosis of feline lymphoma. Chemo and radiation therapy were recommended. Smokey was tiny and fragile so we turned it down, however, and came home to "research". We found online reputable site and began using turmeric/curcumin with piperine gelcaps, at first twice a day, and once bump between kitty's eyes "dissolved", continued giving it to her once a day the remainder of her six years with us. Vet had given her two months without treatment and six months IF chemo and radiation therapy had begun. So glad we did the research, this alternative med worked for Smokey, and got to spend an additional six years with kitty.
 

ElevenFurbabies

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A couple years ago, my Smokey Kitty finally sadly passed at 17 yo Six years prior to her passing she had developed a large marble-shaped lump between her eyes. I woke up one morning just to find she was bleeding behind her eyes and from her mouth and rushed her to ER Vet ran all types of tests and came to diagnosis of feline lymphoma. Chemo and radiation therapy were recommended. Smokey was tiny and fragile so we turned it down, however, and came home to "research". We found online reputable site and began using turmeric/curcumin with piperine gelcaps, at first twice a day, and once bump between kitty's eyes "dissolved", continued giving it to her once a day the remainder of her six years with us. Vet had given her two months without treatment and six months IF chemo and radiation therapy had begun. So glad we did the research, this alternative med worked for Smokey, and got to spend an additional six years with kitty.
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There are others choices regarding lymphoma treatment.
 
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