Friday, May 31, 2013

Bart beats cancer - twice.

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A CT scan showing Bart's 3cm diameter adrenal tumour (its the circled structure. The two big white structures are the kidneys).

One of our patients made headlines this month for beating cancer - twice. Bart, a 12-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair, had a rip-roaring enormous adrenal tumour, which is a problem enough in a cat. But he also had a brain tumour.

For most cats that sort of double-barrel diagnosis spells the end, but Bart's owners were keen to pursue treatment. The surgery  (in staged procedures, a few weeks apart) was performed by specialists at the University of Sydney, you can read the full account and see photos of Bart here. (I especially love the final short of Bart looking over his shoulder as if to say "what is the big deal you guys?).

He has been doing so well since his surgeries.