We've learned a LOT about Kink's condition, and that there are two additional treatments in testing. One is an anti-cancer drug called Gleevec specifically designed to fight these type of tumors (This drug, so far upon research, is very expensive (roughly $900 a month). I won't bother you with the clinical studies--because they are painful to read in general--but they are hopeful. This is a chemotherapy, and although chemo only adds about a 10% margin of success normally, there is higher hope for this one with no toxic effects on cats. The other additional treatment is a vaccine they have been testing for Fibrosarcoma since April of 2012. It is given after the surgery to prevent the regrowth of tumors. This vaccine is sadly only available on the east coast, as well as Arizona (The original areas of the outbreaks in Feline Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas, aka VAS). We're checking into things with WSU, and may be having them do the surgery as well as radiation treatment now instead of them having to work 2 hours apart and not have proper communication. They also have a specialist that deals in small animal cancer and may have other options for us.
Thank you for any help, and never give up hope!
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