Message Number: YG1800 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-27 23:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Choradoma (sp?)

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Joy Jarrett <cjmichael@e...> wrote:
> Our 6 yr old female recently had to have her whole tail taken off
due to a
> lump that was located in the middle of her tail....when the vet got
it back
> from the lab he showed me an article out of a vet book with this
kind of
> cancer. I was wondering if there was a web site or books that I
might look
> into to find out more about this disease and learn what some of the
> for it's return might be. She is doing great you would never know
she had
> anything wrong or even a tail with the way she's adjusted to her
new looks.

Dear Joy:

You can find out more about chordomas at my web site at - these low-grade neoplasms are locally
aggressive malignancies with minimal metastatic potential. When
located in the tail, amputation is curative.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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