Hello, I am new to the site and my cat Bob has been diagnosed with cancer in his mouth. I noticed a couple months ago that Bob was drooling a bit when I was petting him but over time the drooling got worse. I checked his mouth the best I could and saw a small dark spot on his gums. I figured he had an abscessed tooth so made a vet appointment. On February 13th (the day before Bobs 5th birthday) the vet looked at the spot I was talking about and thought nothing of it but then opened his mouth wide (Bob would never allow me to open his mouth) and there it was, a huge tumour under his tongue. My face dropped , how did I miss this. I was thinking it was a huge abscess but when the vet tried to drain it with a needle nothing came out, it is a solid mass. The few cells the vet did get he said didn’t look good and he suspects melanoma. Waiting on more tests but the vet said if it’s what he suspects even with surgery he may live one year and lose half his bottom jaw. Has anyone’s cat had this ? Apparently it’s very aggressive form of cancer. I feel so helpless and not sure of what’s to come. Any information is appreciated.
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