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Outcome of Cats with Lymphoma

Kiselow, M. A., K. M. Rassnick, et al. (2008). “Outcome of cats with low-grade lymphocytic lymphoma: 41 cases (1995-2005).” J Am Vet Med Assoc 232(3): 405-10.

This retrospective case series looked at 41 cats with confirmed lymphoma of various organs treated with prednisone and chlorambucil. Common clinical signs included vomiting, weight loss, anorexia, and diarrhea. The majority of cats tested had low serum cobalamin levels. Most cats (68%) had lymphoma confined to the gastrointestinal tract. A complete response to treatment was achieved in 58% of cats, and 39% achieved a partial response. Overall median survival time was 704 days. This study shows that most cats diagnosed with lymphocytic lymphoma will respond to treatment with prednisone and chlorambucil.
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Hadden, A. G., S. M. Cotter, et al. (2008). “Efficacy and Toxicosis of VELCAP-C Treatment of Lymphoma in Cats.” J Vet Intern Med 22(1): 153-7.
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