Re: Glands

2007-11-01 Thread Dawn Morrison
Thanks for the info.
Bea is underweight (although I am fattening her up as much as possible) so 
finding the slightest lump on her would be easy to find. She is also a luv-bug.
I'm always worried about the littlest thing with her and I guess rightly so.

Dawn


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Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:43:17 -0400
From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Glands
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My guess would be that they want you too keep a close look out for early signs 
of Lymphoma.  But like Sally says below, a swollen lymph node can be a sign of 
a treatable infection too.  Lymph nodes can swell easily when they are doing 
their job and working to fight off an infection- anything from a URI, to a 
bladder infection.  They can be especially palpable in an slightly underweight 
cat.  I myself get noticeably swollen lymph nodes when I have certain 
infections and I've had it checked out by doctors and it's just kind of how my 
body works.  So it just sounds like your vet just wants you to be vigilant 
(which I think is a good thing for a vet to tell you)- but he/she should have 
explained the why.  Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but my vet told 
me that Lymphoma is the most common form of cancer in cats and dogs 
period...regardless of whether your cat is Felv+.  However, lymphoma is also 
the most common form of cancer for an Felv+ cat
 (and I think this is kind of why it's like Felv+ cats have so many strikes 
against them...that's two right there).  Unfortunately, lymphoma is what my 
Felv+ Monkee got.  I found a lump on the back of his leg around Easter this 
past year.  I found it really quickly because I was always touching him (he was 
my love-bug!), but it was pretty large.  It was a swollen lymph node, they did 
a needle biopsy and found Lymphoma.  We did chemo (which, given the chance 
again, I  probably would not go that route- I can discuss that another time if 
need be, but I won't go into it now).  We eventually had the lump surgically 
removed because even after a few rounds of chemo, it actually grew in size.  
Monkee then came down with anemia and he died in July.  

So, I'm not saying this is the route your cat(s) will take at all, I just think 
your vet wants you to be vigilant in looking for signs of an infection or 
possible lymphoma.  If you find a swollen lymph node, or any kind of lump on an 
Felv+ cat, I recommend calling your vet asap.

I hope this helps.  

Caroline K.  


Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 22:09:32 -0400From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL 
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My Cat Junior always has a certain degree of swollen lymph nodes. In his case 
means he is fighting an infection. My first concern when I discovered them was 
lymphoma, so I had the vet do a needle aspiration to rule out cancer. In his 
case it showed inflammation and other stuff indication infection. He was put 
on antibiotics to aid him in fighting the infection. I have to go back to the 
tests to see what stuff is neutrophils was one thing that was found. 

I just got out of the hospital Friday from surgery, so I did not see where this 
was answered. I hope this helps. I always worry about my Junior. He has swollen 
glands right now and a URI, that won't go away.

Sally 
On 10/26/07, Dawn Morrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 




I was wondering if anyone could tell me why I was told to keep an eye out for 
swollen glands in the neck of my cat.
Does the FeLV effect them or is it more of an immune issue?
I noticed one day they seemed a little swollen and then the next day they were 
fine.

Thanks
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Re: Glands

2007-10-30 Thread Dawn Morrison
Sally, 
Thank you for replying. Hope you are recovering well from your surgery.
I've noticed her glands swell up just every once in a while but it concerns me 
when even the slightest change in her happens. 
I think I'll just keep an eye on them and if they're swollen for more than a 
couple days I'll run her to the vets. For right now it hasn't lasted for more 
than a day.

Thanks again and take care.
Dawn

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Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 22:09:32 -0400
From: Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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My Cat Junior always has a certain degree of swollen lymph nodes. In his
case means he is fighting an infection. My first concern when I discovered
them was lymphoma, so I had the vet do a needle aspiration to rule out
cancer. In his case it showed inflammation and other stuff indication
infection. He was put on antibiotics to aid him in fighting the infection. I
have to go back to the tests to see what stuff is neutrophils was one thing
that was found.

I just got out of the hospital Friday from surgery, so I did not see where
this was answered. I hope this helps. I always worry about my Junior. He has
swollen glands right now and a URI, that won't go away.

Sally


On 10/26/07, Dawn Morrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  I was wondering if anyone could tell me why I was told to keep an eye
 out for swollen glands in the neck of my cat.
 Does the FeLV effect them or is it more of an immune issue?
 I noticed one day they seemed a little swollen and then the next day they
 were fine.

 Thanks
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RE: Glands

2007-10-30 Thread Caroline Kaufmann

My guess would be that they want you too keep a close look out for early signs 
of Lymphoma.  But like Sally says below, a swollen lymph node can be a sign of 
a treatable infection too.  Lymph nodes can swell easily when they are doing 
their job and working to fight off an infection- anything from a URI, to a 
bladder infection.  They can be especially palpable in an slightly underweight 
cat.  I myself get noticeably swollen lymph nodes when I have certain 
infections and I've had it checked out by doctors and it's just kind of how my 
body works.  So it just sounds like your vet just wants you to be vigilant 
(which I think is a good thing for a vet to tell you)- but he/she should have 
explained the why.  Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but my vet told 
me that Lymphoma is the most common form of cancer in cats and dogs 
period...regardless of whether your cat is Felv+.  However, lymphoma is also 
the most common form of cancer for an Felv+ cat (and I think this is kind of 
why it's like Felv+ cats have so many strikes against them...that's two right 
there).  Unfortunately, lymphoma is what my Felv+ Monkee got.  I found a lump 
on the back of his leg around Easter this past year.  I found it really quickly 
because I was always touching him (he was my love-bug!), but it was pretty 
large.  It was a swollen lymph node, they did a needle biopsy and found 
Lymphoma.  We did chemo (which, given the chance again, I  probably would not 
go that route- I can discuss that another time if need be, but I won't go into 
it now).  We eventually had the lump surgically removed because even after a 
few rounds of chemo, it actually grew in size.  Monkee then came down with 
anemia and he died in July.  
 
So, I'm not saying this is the route your cat(s) will take at all, I just think 
your vet wants you to be vigilant in looking for signs of an infection or 
possible lymphoma.  If you find a swollen lymph node, or any kind of lump on an 
Felv+ cat, I recommend calling your vet asap.
 
I hope this helps.  
 
Caroline K.   


Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 22:09:32 -0400From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL 
PROTECTED]: Re: Glands
My Cat Junior always has a certain degree of swollen lymph nodes. In his case 
means he is fighting an infection. My first concern when I discovered them was 
lymphoma, so I had the vet do a needle aspiration to rule out cancer. In his 
case it showed inflammation and other stuff indication infection. He was put 
on antibiotics to aid him in fighting the infection. I have to go back to the 
tests to see what stuff is neutrophils was one thing that was found. 
 
I just got out of the hospital Friday from surgery, so I did not see where this 
was answered. I hope this helps. I always worry about my Junior. He has swollen 
glands right now and a URI, that won't go away.
 
Sally 
On 10/26/07, Dawn Morrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 




I was wondering if anyone could tell me why I was told to keep an eye out for 
swollen glands in the neck of my cat.
Does the FeLV effect them or is it more of an immune issue?
I noticed one day they seemed a little swollen and then the next day they were 
fine.
 
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Re: Glands

2007-10-29 Thread Sally Davis
My Cat Junior always has a certain degree of swollen lymph nodes. In his
case means he is fighting an infection. My first concern when I discovered
them was lymphoma, so I had the vet do a needle aspiration to rule out
cancer. In his case it showed inflammation and other stuff indication
infection. He was put on antibiotics to aid him in fighting the infection. I
have to go back to the tests to see what stuff is neutrophils was one thing
that was found.

I just got out of the hospital Friday from surgery, so I did not see where
this was answered. I hope this helps. I always worry about my Junior. He has
swollen glands right now and a URI, that won't go away.

Sally


On 10/26/07, Dawn Morrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

   I was wondering if anyone could tell me why I was told to keep an eye
 out for swollen glands in the neck of my cat.
 Does the FeLV effect them or is it more of an immune issue?
 I noticed one day they seemed a little swollen and then the next day they
 were fine.

 Thanks
 D

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