I live in a place where there are no vets to take our cat to. She is about two years old and has been neutered (when the vets visited the island). About a year ago, she was attacked by dogs and had an open wound that healed but resulted in some hard scar tissue (or so I thought) in her abdomen area. She used to be very greedy and sleep a lot (a little overweight). in the last 6 weeks, she has lost all her weight and disappears for days at a time. I keep thinking she has been eaten by a dog and then she comes back for a day before leaving again. The area in her abdomen has now become a very large and very hard lump, larger than a golf ball. When she does come back she seems to be relatively happy and quite playful but she does not eat much which you would expect if she has not eaten for several days. On the other hand, there has been no sign of diarrhoea or vomiting. I do not think she is being fed elsewhere because she would not have lost so much weight then. I would like to know what the chances are of her having a tumor or some other type of illness. I do not know if cancer can be brought on by trauma?
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