Trying to help a friend in Michigan find resources for cancer cat

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by AliceMeowliss (GA), Dec 18, 2020.

  1. AliceMeowliss (GA)

    AliceMeowliss (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2019
    My dear friend’s CKD cat was just diagnosed with large cell lymphoma in the oral/nasal area.
    This cat means to her what Alice means to me.

    I figured someone here might:
    1) know of any veterinary oncologists in the greater Detroit area?
    2) have experience with this type of cancer? It sounds aggressive from my research so far.
    3) suggest any non-profits that may assist with feline cancer care?
    Thanks. <3

    And I’m sorry I haven’t spent time on here in awhile or contributed. I miss Alice. I miss testing her, I miss everything. Someday I’ll be ready to come back and help and support and give back more.
    Also... should this have gone in feline health? It’s not for a sugar cat.
    I just know someone here has some valuable experience they can share. Thank you.
  2. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I’m so sorry I can’t help your friend with answers to any of these questions. But I think you’ll have a better chance of getting answers by posting on Health. It’s for all health problems, not just diab.
  3. THH & Snowcrash (GA)

    THH & Snowcrash (GA) Member

    Aug 28, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your friend, Cassandra :( My only direct experience with large cell lymphoma is when I lost my cat Min to it in 2012; she had it in her GI tract. It was very fast. By the time we had a solid diagnosis, it was too late to do anything.
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  4. AliceMeowliss (GA)

    AliceMeowliss (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2019
    Thanks. I’m sorry about Min. :(
    I’m hoping that my friend can gain a little time, with chemo. Her cat, Khloe, is not having any symptoms so so I’m hoping it’s been caught early. I wonder how her kidneys disease will interact with chemo.

    I’m also trying to help a local friend figure out a chronic severe diarrhea (IBD or lymphoma) issue. I’m better armed for that. Finally a reason to break into Alice’s leftover ziwipeak lamb. (I had only used 1 can in the case when she passed. I’ve been hiding it from myself so I don’t look at it. I couldn’t bring myself to sell it or donate it randomly yet.)

    I miss you all. I miss this place. Frankly I’m weirdly glad to have a reason to post that is not just about my grief, and a reason to get back to furiously researching veterinary stuff. I wish it was for better reasons. But I miss what I spent the past two years doing for Alice.

    ...And the personal rambling is why this is an “off topic” post. :p
  5. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    Post moved to Feline Health, where hopefully you'll get more eyes. You can post about more than sugar cats here.

    Is there a veterinary school anywhere nearby? They might have clinics associated with it. When we went to Colorado State University, they had an entire section devoted to oncology. Neko saw a radiation oncologist.
  6. Tomlin

    Tomlin Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2019
    I am sorry to hear about your friends cat :(.

    Here is a link to the Board Certified Vet Oncologists in the Detroit area. You are also able to use the site to locate other specialists as well as needed :bighug:, MI, USA&city=Detroit&county_sn=Wayne County&adm_lvl_1_sn=MI&country_sn=US&location_type=locality&stateSearch=MI&swlat=42.255192&nelat=42.45023&swlng=-83.287959&nelng=-82.910451&lat=42.331427&lng=-83.0457538&faddress=Detroit, MI, USA&place_id=ChIJdR3LEAHKJIgR0sS5NU6Gdlc

    I am happy to see a message from you:bighug:. Thoughts and prayers to you as you continue to mourn your loss. Hoping helping others helps with the process. You have a ton of knowledge, info and empathy to provide others. They are fortunate to have such a resourceful and supportive friend.
    Be well :bighug:.

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