Cats Community
Fibrosarcoma
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fibrosarcoma

My cat (11 years old) was just diagnosed with fibrosarcoma.  He has a tumor on the right lower side of his leg.  The vet has suggested amputation.  We have decided we will not go to extreme measures and let him live out the rest of his life with the rest of our cats.  My question is how long does he have to live.  I understand this is an agressive cancer.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
228686_tn?1211558307
That's not really an easy question to answer. I would guess six months, but it's largely a guess. A number of factors could change this, though.

A cat can live quite happily with one leg gone missing, btw. Should you chose to go that route.
Blank
587315_tn?1333556383
I have to agree-it's soooo hard to guess.  If it makes ya feel better, I would do the same thing as you......and NOT amputate.  If he was younger and the vet could be sure that it would extend his life, then I'd go for it.  I don't know, though.....if your vet honestly thinks that it'll give your cat more time and your cat has no other health probs, then maybe you can consider it.  He would do fine with 3 legs.  I'd call the vet and ask what he thinks.

My heart goes out to you and I wish you and your kitty the very very best.  Spoil him rotten!!!!  =D
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1375890587
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
242912_tn?1374091204
Blank
Jade59
CA
134578_tn?1383690151
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL