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From: Jen & Andre
Date: 2002-02-05 22:58:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Mast Cell tumor, Is there
treatment besides surgery?

My vet removed one from my ferret (same area) under general
(had her teeth done at the same time)
He did tell me that mast cell tumors in ferrets is not much to
be concerned about... he said that they don't proliferate like
they do on dogs.

----- Original Message -----
From: Celia Clinkinbeard
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 10:12 PM
another treatment besides surgery?

Cokie had a mast cell tumor removed once under local
anesthetic. (The shot of local anesthetic really hurt,
though, until the numbing began). This was by a very
ferret-experienced vet, and the tumor was much smaller than
1 cm, though...


I have a 7 year old ferret with advanced cardio.
Obviously not a surgical
candidate. He has developed a rather large (approx. 1 cm)
Mast Cell on the
back of his neck. Is there a treatment besides surgery
that will reduce or
control it?

Dick B.