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This is Marlei's cancer fund. She is a sweet kitty in need of I-131 treatment for a rare malignant thyroid adenocarcinoma.

Marlei is a sweet, loving, black and white long hair cat who recently was diagnosed with a rare malignant thyroid adenocarcinoma. She was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about 2 years ago. Most times hyperthyroidism is caused by a benign tumor which can be controlled with medication. She is one of the 1-2% that has a malignant thyroid tumor.

Marlei developed a large mass on one side of her neck late this past winter. She was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma when we had it removed this June. The mass was caused by a tumor that had metastasized to her lymphatic system and had enclosed in a large cystic structure. She recovered from her surgery very quickly. Other than having a large mass, she never has acted like she was sick. Just a happy kitty. To find out that it is cancer has been devastating.

Fortunately, there is a high success rate with I-131 (radioactive iodine). It is a one time injection with little to no side effects. The iodine destroys the diseased thyroid tissue. Most cats go on to lead a full life after the treatment.

Marlei means so much to our family and we are not ready for life without her. Unfortunately, the treatment is very expensive, especially following a surgery. Anyone who has met her knows what a sweet girl she is. She loves everyone that comes into our home. No amount is too small. Please help us to make our baby healthy again.

Thank you!
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