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DEBORAH Y. STRAUSS D.V.M.
Lymphosarcoma is one of
the most common cancers
diagnosed in cats. It is a
cancer of the lymphocytes
(a type of blood cell) and of
the lymphoid tissue.
Lymphoid tissue is normally
present many places in the
body, including; the lymph
nodes, the spleen, the liver,
the gastrointestinal tract,
the bone marrow, and
various other places in the
Feline Lymphosarcoma can
occur in any cat, at any age.
One of the leading causes
of Lymphosarcoma in cats is
the Feline Leukemia Virus
(FeLV). Cats who are not
infected with FELV are also at risk of developing Feline Lymphosarcoma. The cause
in FELV negative cats is suspected to be of genetic origin. The treatment of Feline
Lymphosarcoma, and Feline Medicine, is a specialty of Dr. Deborah Y. Strauss
D.V.M. She has a true passion for providing medical care to cats who are suffering
from this cancer and other feline diseases. Dr. Deborah Strauss is one of the very
few veterinarians in the state of Iowa that offers full service chemotherapy, in the
treatment of Feline Lymphosarcoma, in private practice.
TYPES OF FELINE
Feline Lymphosarcoma can
be divided into several
different forms, which
depend upon the primary
(predominant) site of the
tumor. The forms this
neoplastic disease can take,
Mediastinal, Renal, Bone
Marrow, External Lymph
nodes, and on occasion
other sites. The other sites
can also include: the skin,
the nose, the brain, and the
spinal cord, as the primary
sites of involvement.
Involvement of the external
lymph nodes, occurs less
frequently in cats than in
dogs. The success rate of
treatment will depend on
the primary site of
SIGNS OF FELINE
Signs in cats can include
anything out of their normal
behavior. However, the most
common signs consist of: Lethargy, Weight Loss, Loss of Appetite, Difficulty
Breathing, Jaundice, and Swollen Lymph Nodes.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMEN
Deborah Y. Strauss D.V.M. is highly experienced in diagnosing and treatment of
Lymphosarcoma in cats. Diagnosis consists of clinical and histopathological signs.
Differing chemotherapy protocols are used depending on the suspected site of
origin, the stage of neoplasia, and the condition of the patient. Deborah Strauss
wants it to be
due to the
protocols used in the treatment of this specific type of cancer, cats usually do not
suffer any severe type of illness from this chemotherapy. Deborah Y. Strauss has
an 85% success rate in the treatment of this specific neoplastic disorder in cats.
Survival rates range from one to five years. Response to treatment and survival
period of each individual cat depends upon the severity, the stage, and the
location of origin of the primary cancer. Deborah Y. Strauss D.V.M. has the same
positive response rate of 85% to the treatment of this specific neoplastic disease
in cats whether or not the cat is FELV negative or positive. The only difference
between the two groups of cats that Deborah Y. Strauss has observed since 1998,
is that cats that are FELV positive may not have survival rates as long as the cats
who are FELV
rates of FELV
positive can be as
long as three
If you feel that you
may have a cat
or have any
free to contact
Deborah Y. Strauss
D.V.M. at 319/521-
Strauss D.V.M. has
been fully licensed
1998, when she
the Iowa State
Medicine in Ames, Iowa. Deborah Strauss is a superior Veterinarian in the
treatment of this specific type of cancer in cats.
There is hope for a cat suffering from Feline Lymphosarcoma. Although it is true
that not all cats respond to treatment, it is also very true that more cats do
respond to treatment, than do not, in this type of cancer. These cats usually have
a great quality of life that is successfully extended through chemotherapy. Even
cats infected by FELV.
There is hope for the cat that is suffering from Feline Lymphosarcoma. Contact
Deborah Y. Strauss D.V.M. if your cat is exhibiting these symptoms.