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…know that information can help people so for Sephy the Biopsy report was a Fibrosarcoma with a Mitoses average of 2 per 10 High Power Fields (400x), this is listed as MI 2/10 HPFs, which I am told is quite low (which is good).
…12 year old cat, Sephy, is having her hind leg chopped off in a few days due to a growing fibrosarcoma. As I am sure you will understand it is a hard decision but as my wise step daughter said, better a three legged Sephycat than no Sephycat.
You are absolutely right! Mona did survive the fibrosarcoma diagnosis only because of her amputation. She lived 77 glorious months cancer-free after the amputation. There is much hope for your lovely Amber
…I’m so sorry to read this as I’m a little behind on posts. I looked to Mona’s story for hope as I coped with my own kitty’s fibrosarcoma diagnosis. She was an inspiration defying all odds against her. Thank you for sharing your sweet kitty’s story. She will continue to live in us
…cat Dusti is a 8 year old cat that has been diagnosed with fibrosarcoma. She has already had 2 surgeries to try to remove the cancer but it keeps coming back. It is located on her front leg. They are now advising the
…am very new to this site and I am unsure how to attach photos properly... My beloved cat Amber was recently diagnosed with fibrosarcoma. Interestingly, we don’t believe it to be injection site or vaccine related at this time. It’s been a hard few weeks. Luckily I work in a…
…veterinary clinic so I was able to get it removed by the veterinarian I work with. The biopsy came back as fibrosarcoma and last Friday we had a consult with a veterinary surgeon who offered two options. 1. Amputate 2. Get better surgical margins and possibly follow
…Tina and family,
My cat Mona had her front leg amputated due to a fibrosarcoma. It was six years ago when she was 8 years old and she recovered well from the amputation.
It's really important that the amputation gives very
My cat Mona had her amputation 6 years ago due to a vaccine-related fibrosarcoma. She was off the pain meds in 5 days and was on the anti-inflammatory for about 10 days. It seems to be common that most of the cats are off pain
…(cat) of 13 years had her front right leg amputated four weeks ago. This follows a major operation three years ago to the week, for removal of a fibrosarcoma which included a course of chemotherapy.
Her recent amputation results are that we have removed this latest synovial sarcoma cancer and I am
… the diagnosis is:
Expansile, ulcerated, necrotic mass involving the palmar aspect of the right manus - suspect neoplasia (soft tissue sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, etc) vs other.
This tells me that it is getting bigger and rotting his paw - correct? Geez, rambling here, so sorry. Trying to get my
…appointment up sooner to have this lump checked out?
You and Fuzz have gone through so much starting with the back and forth on the diagnosis - fibrosarcoma or osteosarcoma... Probably didn't matter which since the treatment was likely the same but it probably makes your head swim. Thankfully Fuzz
…ball size in less than a week. The vet did an xray on her leg to determine if she had osteosarcoma and since that wasn’t evident he assumed it was a fibrosarcoma because it was aggressive. We did not biopsy first. After xraying her lungs to ensure they were clear they did the amputation which was necessary…
…also took lymph nodes along with the leg for the pathology. The pathology report indicated the lymph nodes were clear, the lump was a high-grade fibrosarcoma from a vaccine injection and the margins were huge and no other treatment was required.
Most cats need to lose some weight with an amputation so
…getting further testing done, nobody at SAGE knows what type of cancer he has. In fact one dr. says she thinks Osteosarcoma, the others thinks it's Fibrosarcoma! We haven't been thrilled with the way SAGE does business, and we are ready to consider making a switch to another care facility. I have a phone
…to his incision site we weren’t able to start the chemo until 4 months after the surgery, but because his first biopsy result defined the tumour as fibrosarcoma, we felt that there’s no hurry. Our oncologist was not satisfied with the first biopsy result, though, so another one was made, and this time the
…and Jackie provided you with some great information. My tripawd Mona also had a fibrosarcoma due to a vaccine and is doing well 6 years later.
My vet sent my Mona home with canned kitten food (which she loved) and said she'd get a lot
… After 2 weeks of dealing with a misdiagnosis of Toxoplasmosis, we did a biopsy of the now-massive mass on her thigh, and received the diagnosis of Fibrosarcoma. Her left hind leg was amputated on May 11. I decided to start this thread because I have some questions on her recovery and am hoping for some
…s clear that you and Pittens have a special relationship. Only you will know what is best for her.
My kitty Mona had a fibrosarcoma 6 years ago. It grew very quickly and I agreed to the amputation because I wanted the cancer gone. I wasn't concerned about how Mona would adjust
…understand your concern and frustration. My cat Mona did not have a biopsy but had an immediate amputation because the vet assumed the lump was a fibrosarcoma as it was growing before our eyes. She had a more thorough health check and xray on the day before the surgery. The pathology report came back…
…confirming a vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma and recommendations that no further action was needed. Since the pathologist had the leg and lymph nodes he was able to do more analysis than they
…. The proximal humerus is a common location for osteosarcomas, but I did not find any features specific for osteosarcomas.
Differentials include fibrosarcomas, myxosarcomas intramedullary orsynovial) and osteosarcomas. There is only mild inflammation, and given the widespread infiltrative nature of these
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…. Even some little reads in the forums are quite reassuring.
Very unluckily this is the second time cancer knocked on our door. 2 years ago a fibrosarcoma was diagnosed but we were extremely lucky it was positioned on the flank with no amputation necessary only major soft tissue removal.
…know first how she is managing a new homeopathic remedy for her kidneys.
My cat Mona did not require chemotherapy after her leg amputation for a fibrosarcoma. I saw an integrative vet a month after her amputation for a chiropractic treatment and the vet put Mona on power mushrooms to support her immune
…cat Mona got a fibrosarcoma on her leg. The vet considered it aggressive (it was growing before our eyes) and since it was on her leg it was amputated immediately before the
…links in the post with more information on VAS. And a complete post about how to get your vet to submit reports, "Vaccine Associated Sarcoma - Fibrosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma"
…he went from a process of elimination and wanted the tumour removed immediately. The results of the pathology of the leg indicated a high-grade fibrosarcoma virtually certain to be a post-vaccinal sarcoma. The tumour already showed areas of necrosis progressing to liquefaction. Because the cancer was
…you for the compliments.
She had her amputation 5 years ago in June 2014 and was about 8 years old at the time. She got cancer in her leg (fibrosarcoma) from a vaccine injection. She's doing really well although she had a bladder and kidney infection this year.
Since the amputation, Mona has
…we were going to be gone for nearly 3 weeks. As soon as I took her in our vet expressed concern about the location--she thought it could be a Fibrosarcoma, triggered by the rabies vaccine (VAS). We did a biopsy and she sent it to the lab--it was inconclusive, but she pressed for us to remove it so
…for Ginger, 11 years old. Fibrosarcoma in rear leg on a Labrador mix.
Suburbs of Los Angeles in 2019.
Discovered when it was already very large so urgency was…
…in that regard even though she effectively had to adapt from 4 legs to 3 literally in one day.
Rough Costs for diagnosis and treatment of fibrosarcoma. ($5800)
$500 fine needle aspiration and initial x-rays
$800 surgical consultation and additional x-rays
We are in the suburbs of Los Angeles in 2019 with access to several options for specialists.
Rough Costs for diagnosis and treatment of fibrosarcoma
$500 fine needle aspiration and initial x-rays
$800 surgical consultation and additional x-rays
…Jerry, that list of cats with osteosarcoma is huge! This is a great resource.
All of those cancers can be postvaccinal tumors including fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma (https://www.ncb.....MC3299519/) I read that osteosarcoma is second to fibrosarcomas associated to vaccine