Message Number: FHL12356 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-10-16 03:02:13 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: My older male has been very healthy until today....

Well, insulinomas are not typically malignancies, and they can often
be treated for a year or more. Remember that a year for a ferret is
about like ten years in the lifespan proportion for a human.

Now, lymphoma in the pancreas is much more aggressive, and carcinoma
in the pancreas is even more aggressive than that (as opposed to in
the adrenal glands where carcinoma is a better diagnosis than
lymphoma). Luckily, those two pancreatic scenarios are rare. See
past posts such as
and off-FHL expert pathology resources such as

It is also possible to have blood glucose drop not from a tumor or
tumors in the pancreas itself but from liver problems, or even from an
inability to eat or to process food well enough, so that can't be

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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