Here at the RVC, we have vast experience to draw upon when it comes to diagnosing, managing and treating cats with cancer. In addition to common feline cancers, we also treat rare feline cancers which are suitable for specialist support.
Common cancers in cats
The most common cancers seen in cats* are:
- Squamous cell
- Basal cell
- Mast cell tumours
- Mammary carcinomas
*Data from International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)
Feline Cancer Treatments at the RVC
Our feline oncology services include veterinary surgical oncology, medical oncology and interventional oncology services.
In addition to chemotherapeutics, we offer novel cancer treatments for cats including
- electrochemotherapy (ECT)
- molecular targeted therapy
- metronomic therapy
Feline Oncology Facilities
As part of Europe’s largest small animal hospital, we have access to some of the most effective and advanced facilities across a variety of departments including:
- Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
- Image-guided sampling
- Onsite Diagnostic and Pathology Laboratories
- Brainsight Neuronavigation (via RVC Neurology Service)
- Wound management
- Minimal invasive surgical techniques such as embolization with or without chemotherapy
- Electrochemotherapy for tumours and for scars
- Treatment plan and aftercare provided by our specialist level oncology vet nurses
Dealing with benign feline tumours and masses in cats
We also handle cases involving benign tumours/masses found in cats as well as our feline oncology services. Occasionally, the benign tumour’s size or location and the risk factors associated with its removal may mean that the patient requires complex surgical intervention or access to specialist facilities. Access to our multi-skilled colleagues enables us to provide this important option to vets and their clients.
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