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From: Andrea
Date: 2011-01-31 16:24:37 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Possible Lymphoma

Did they do a needle aspirate of his lymph node?=A0 If so, it is quite poss=
ible they didnt get the correct part of the tissue, thats why a lymph node =
biopsy is my vet's preferred route.=A0 Also, no blood work will comfirm or =
deny lymphoma.=A0

Where was the mass in his abdomen?=A0 On which organ?=A0

When they did the bloodwork, how was his white cell count?=A0 If his white =
count is high, and his spleen is enlarged, you could be dealing with an inf=
ection.=A0 Yes, it could also mean lymphoma, but I would start out non-inva=
sive first.=A0 Does he have diarrhea or sick in anyway that might indicate =
an infection?=A0

The chemo itself isnt all that expensive, some drugs are quite inexpensive =
and easy to give.=A0 **But**, I would not be giving him any chemo meds unle=
ss you have a confirmed diagnosis of lymphoma... chemo drugs can be very he=
lpful with lymphoma... but there are risks associated with them.=A0 Your ve=
t would need to do routine bloodtests also if he's on the chemo meds.=A0 Bu=
t thats jumping the gun.=A0 I would ask about an infection, and possible do=
ing a full biopsy of a node.


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