Radiotherapy for an advanced nasal squamous cell carcinoma
Carletto the cat was admitted 4 years ago for treatment of an invasive nasal tumor. Due to the diagnosis of a squamous cell carcinoma and the extent of the lesion, the prognosis seemed poor and chances for Carletto to live a good life for a long time were considered small. An intensive, accelerated radiotherapy protocol (10 days of daily irradiation treatments) was considered the only possible therapy, and all the advantages and disadvantages were discussed.
Carletto responded perfectly to the radiotherapy protocol and only suffered mostly anticipated and acceptable side effects. We even managed to preserve the sight on the eye, which was included in the irradiation field due to the immediate proximity of the tumor.
Carletto feels great 4 years after the treatment and enjoys life to the fullest :)
If you have noted any problems with your animal, please consult your veterinarian.
Text by Ana Rejec