At Mischa's one-year annual visit, we recognized enlarged kidneys, 2-3 times as big as normal.
Ultrasound and a needle biopsy diagnosed lymphosarcoma, a type of cancer.
This is the most treatable type of cancer, but it doesn't commonly occur in the kidneys and can be much harder to treat with chemotherapy when they are affected.
His first chemotherapy treatment, in particular, made him pretty sick, but his kidneys shrunk back to normal size over the few days he spent in hospital.
While you can never consider a cat cured of cancer, much like human beings, Mischa has spent a good amount of time in remission and is a survivor and a great example of why annual health checks
are so important for your cat.
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