Message Number: YG1461 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-19 17:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] mast cell tumors

Hi Kathleen,
Since most mast cell tumors are benign, you might
want to consider using cryosurgery to freeze it off.
The spleen may be the more serious of the 2 problems.
I would suggest a fine needle aspirate to try to diagnose
what the nodule is. Ferrets do just fine without a spleen,
but I would not suggest it for a 8 year old ferret.
Jerry Murray, DVM
PS People also do fine without a spleen. They took mine
out when I was 3 years old.