Randhurst Animal Hospital

Formerly Des Plaines Family Pet Clinic


212 East Rand Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

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Veterinary Tumors

Lymphoma, Feline

Lymphoma is a cancer that arises from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. The most common site of lymphoma in cats is the gastrointestinal tract and is most commonly the small cell lymphocytic type. Cats generally tolerate chemotherapy very well and often have minimal to no side effects. Cats with small cell lymphoma may attain remission times of 1-2 years, but each patient’s response time may vary. Cats with the more aggressive lymphoma (intermediate/large cell type) have remission times of ~6-8 months.

Chlorambucil chemotherapy and prednisolone steroid) as prescribed. This chemotherapy regimen consists of administering an oral chemotherapeutic chlorambucil (Leukeran) 2 mg orally every 3 days continuously with prednisolone 5 mg orally daily. Side effects with this form of chemotherapy are very rare and may consist of mild anorexia, vomiting, or soft stools. If side effects are noted, then we will increase the dosing interval to every 3 days.


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