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Q: Are all cysts cancerous?

March 5, 2010 | By Genogeek | 6 answers | Expired: 1588 days ago

Are all cysts cancerous?

One of my kittens has a cyst on her tummy. It doesnt seem to cause her any pain but nonetheless I would like to know if anyone can point me in the direction of a vet doc that actually gives a hoot and isnt trying to cut throat over money?

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Nancy C.
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Mar 10, 2010

True cysts are usually nothing to worry about. They can be drained and most of the time never come back. If your kitten is very young (still nursing) the "cyst" maybe an umbilical hernia. Again nothing to worry about and no treatment is really needed. I hope you can find a trustworthy vet to take your kitten to. A good vet is the best way to be sure nothing is really wrong.

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Kris
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Mar 08, 2010

Two of my three dogs have had cysts. They were not cancer and they never bothered either of them. As far as finding a good vet in your area, I would ask for recommendations from family, frineds, co-workers in your area that have pets. I am sorry you are having trouble finding a good one.

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daryl b.
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Mar 07, 2010

absolutly not. but please have the vet lance it

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jackie
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Mar 06, 2010

cysts are never cancerous they can be lanced and drained that usually does the trick along with antibiotics

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Kavykeeper
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Mar 05, 2010

I have a guinea pig that recently had two cysts. The vet lanced them and cleaned them out. She told me to squeeze them out frequently and apply neosporin to them. She also put her on an antibiotic. Cysts can be surgically removed, too, but cleaning them out cleared them up. Cysts are checked to make sure they aren't cancerous.

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Josiesue02
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Mar 05, 2010

I have two Cysts in my neck and my doctor told me all they are are calcium build ups and have nothing to do with cancer (because i was really worried when i found them). i would imagine it would be the same for a pet. If youre really worried about it, before i even talked to a vet i would do a ton of reasearch on the subject myself. I would google it and even go to the library to see if they had any info on it.

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