Whatever you are most comfortable Katherine is the choice you should make... I have NO idea how uncomfortable it would be for your guy to remain alive throughout the process...    I'm a bad judge of such things as I am WAY over the top in my inability to watch an animal fail....   When my last little guy was failing I had to Willfully stop from putting him down becuse _ I_ couldn't stand the pain of what was eventually coming....  If he is able to live without apparent discomfort and life does not appear a burden to him then by all means... go with palliative......   I know too little about cancer treatment for cats to advise in another other direction....


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From: "Katherine K." To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" Subject: [Felvtalk] Nasal carcinoma :(
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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.

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