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What are signs of lymphoma in cats

There are a number of signs that can be associated with lymphoma in cats. Some of these can be subtle, and others are more obvious.

Weight loss

Diarrhea

Weakness

Lethargy

Fever

Hair loss

Joint pain

Lack of appetite

Ulcers

What are the stages of lymphoma in cats?

Lymphoma is a disease that progresses through five stages:

Stage 1:

Stage 1 of lymphoma is the earliest stage of the disease, and it is the most common form of lymphoma in cats.

Stage 1 can be seen as a general weight loss, but the most common symptom of lymphoma in cats is clinical signs of diarrhea.

Diarrhea is often watery and may be accompanied by mucous or blood. Cats may also have abdominal pain, vomiting, and/or fever.

Stage 1 lymphoma is usually diagnosed by a veterinarian after a thorough physical exam.

Stage 2:

Stage 2 of lymphoma is the second-most common form of lymphoma in cats.

Stage 2 lymphoma can be seen as the first signs of diarrhea and weight loss.

Cats may also experience joint pain, weakness, and lethargy.

Stage 2 lymphoma is often diagnosed by a veterinarian after a thorough physical exam.

Stage 3:

Stage 3 of lymphoma is the third-most common form of lymphoma in cats.

Stage 3 lymphoma can be seen as the first signs of weight loss and diarrhea.

Cats may also experience joint pain, increased appetite, vomiting, and/or fever.

Stage 3 lymphoma is often diagnosed after a thorough physical exam.

Stage 4:

Stage 4 of lymphoma is a rare form of lymphoma in cats.

Stage 4 can be seen as the first signs of weight loss and diarrhea.

Stage 4 lymphoma is often diagnosed after a thorough physical exam.

Stage 5:

Stage 5 of lymphoma is a rare form of lymphoma in cats.

Stage 5 can be seen as the first signs of weight loss and diarrhea.

Stage 5 lymphoma is often diagnosed after a thorough physical exam.

What is the treatment for lymphoma in cats?

Cats that have lymphoma may require chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells.

There are a number of chemotherapy drugs that are used in cats with lymphoma.

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