I can only tell you my experience with chemo and lymphoma. You should, of 
course, discuss everything with your vet. 

One of my cats has lymphoma and has been through three rounds of chemo. When 
the side-effects were just too severe I asked them to lower the dosage. I was 
happy with my decision because it did not seem to effect the outcome of the 
treatment and my cat wasn't suffering from awful side-effects.

Good luck!


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From: hebert ferrarezzi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 

> Olá amigos, 
> As already told, Pupa (8 years old) was tested FeLV+ in January/2008 and 
> diagnosed with lymploma (large cell type) at the submandibular lymphnode in 
> april. Since then, she has been treated with Staphylococcal Protein A and has 
> recovered very well from severe thrombocytopenia and neutropenia. The 
> lymphoma 
> had an apparent short time of remission but returned in a persistent constant 
> slow growth. 
> A chemmo protocol using L-asparaginase+Prednisone was initiated and 
> interrupted 
> after 3 weeks since no effect was noted. A recent ultrasonographic image exam 
> showed a large and encapsulated tumor. Considering that Pupa upholds good 
> red/white BCC, I decided to begin a more aggressive chemmo protocol (COP: 
> cyclophosphamide, vincristine, predinisone) two weeks ago. 
> The response was surprisingly: five days after the first COP session, the 
> tumor 
> reduced to an unstructured mass, and at the eighth day, when the second 
> vincristine injection was done, no sign of it could be founded by touch 
> inspection. The vets were astonished such a rapid remission and we are 
> praying 
> so that thus remains for a long long time. The third chemmo session is to be 
> tomorrow, after checking the results of her new hematological exam. 
> My question, I hope you could help me by previous experience or knowledge 
> about, 
> is: 
> Should I have to shorten the protocol or at least reduce the drugs dosage (in 
> order to avoid the side effects that are beginning to appear)? 
> Any information will be very welcome, 
> Many thanksSincerely... 
> Hebert 
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