Thanks Amani. How much did it cost? He's already on prednisolone daily.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Amani Oakley <aoak...@oakleylegal.com>
wrote:

> Hi Katherine
>
>
>
> I had a 16 year old cat who was diagnosed with an aggressive nasal
> sarcoma. I decided to treat it with radiation, but before that, I figured
> that with such a poor prognosis, I had little to lose trying other
> treatments (since none was suggested) and I put her on the
> Winstrol/Prednisolone combination. I don’t think I had her on the
> Doxycycline as well, but I may have.
>
>
>
> Kaitlin did remarkably well on the pills. When I took her in for an
> assessment to determine if radiation would help, the head oncology vet (a
> good friend) told me that if we had succeeded in getting the response he
> had seen at that point in time, AFTER he had done the radiation, he would
> have assumed it was the radiation which had caused the improvement and
> considered the radiation treatment a solid success. There was significant
> shrinkage of the tumour using the Winstrol/Prednisolone treatment, and the
> tumour had been putting out vast amounts of very very thick mucous, and
> that got under control as well. She still underwent the radiation therapy
> and it may have helped, but honestly, I think the meds helped more. Plus,
> the tumour was right between her eyes, and when they aimed the instrument,
> some of the radiation hit one of her eyes, and caused some damage.
>
>
>
> She was with me another 2 – 2 ½ years.
>
>
>
> Amani
>
>
>
> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf
> Of *Katherine K.
> *Sent:* February-27-17 11:02 AM
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Nasal carcinoma :(
>
>
>
> My sweet, dear 14 yo FeLV boy Krammer was just diagnosed with aggressive
> nasal carcinoma. For the last 2 months, he has had a chronic nosebleed. It
> started out small around Christmas, and since then his symptoms have
> included daily sneezing fits, bloody nasal discharge from one side of his
> nose, and the recent appearance of a small pink mass in one of
> his nostrils which we thought was simply a polyp. We biopsied it last week,
> and the results were not good. His mitotic indexes were high, with 8-10 of
> them being in the 10 fields.
>
>
>
> Needless to say I'm devastated. It's hard to take, even when I've spent
> the last 3 years half expecting something terrible every time we go to the
> vet. :'( I'm talking to the vet later today for more information. My guess
> is we'll opt for palliative care rather than radiation or chemotherapy, due
> to his age, side effects, the rate of recurrence and my available finances,
> but if anyone has suggestions, I'm happy to hear them out.
>
>
>
> Katherine
>
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