When a cat is diagnosed with the early, low-grade lymphoma, his chances of recovery are very good if he receives immediate, effective treatment. Unfortunately, many cats don’t receive a diagnosis until their lymphoma is at an intermediate or high grade. These lymphomas don’t respond as well to treatments. Therefore, cats with advanced grades of intestinal lymphoma will likely have a shorter survival period.
To increase the odds of early detection for your cat, take him to the veterinarian right away if you notice any possible symptoms.
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