Forums » Feline Medicine

Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • August 17, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

    Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (FOSCC) is the 4th most common tumor in cats and the most common oral cancer in cats. FOSCC can appear as a mass or an area of severe ulceration in the mouth, leading to pain and difficulties eating. There is still no effective treatment for this disease. Read more about this disease

    The University of Missouri Veterinary Oncology Department is conducting a research project and is looking for owners of cats diagnosed with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the past 10 years (after January 2010) to participate in a ~10-minute online survey regarding their cat’s diet, litter, environment, and medical history.

    Information gathered from this survey study will be crucial in determining potential risk factors related to the development of FOSCC, as well as possible preventative measures for cat owners in the future. If you are interested in participating, please contact to receive the weblink to our survey. Survey participants must consent to allow access to your cat’s medical records to confirm the diagnosis.

    Thank you for supporting feline cancer research!