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What Are The Common Cancers That Cause Ascites
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
No: Ascites is frequently associated with tumors such as ovary which spread to omentum causing a release of a permeability factor that causes weeping of fluid from peritoneal surface to produce ascites. The latter also occurs during portal hypertension with cirrhosis of the liver resulting in fluid filling the peritoneal cavity. Rare infections such as TB peritonitis is associated with ascites. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All possibly related: Ascites can be non cancer related, for example with liver disease. However, if malignant cells have been found in the fluid, it is often related to ovarian cancer. A good cytologist can generally tell if it it gynecologic, or specifically ovarian. However, breast cancer can spread to the abdominal cavity and to the ovaries and also cause ascites. In any case, breast & ovarian cancer are related ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A family member has cancer and ascites. the fluid was removed but am curious if either cancer (which im pretty sure is not) or ascites is contagious?
Absolutely not: Physicians may forget to explain this to families. I'm sorry about your loved one, and also that you were frightened. Don't be afraid to touch this person or show warmth / appreciation for however long you have together. ...Read more
Belly fluid: Ascites is a term used to describe fluid collecting in the abdomen. it can happen for many different reasons. How "deadly" or bad ascites can be really depends on the reason behind it and whether the fluid in the belly ever gets infected. A common reason fluid builds up is liver disease. This happens because the liver is responsible for making things that keep fluid from leaking. Good luck! ...Read more
Generally yes: If the ascites is caused by studding of the peritoneum with tumor or thrombosis of the portal vein, then the cancer is much advanced. Some centers may offer hyperthermia for peritoneal carcinomatosis and i've heard success stories; a thrombosed portal vein might sometime be successfully treated. Today's physicians are honest about your odds and the risk-cost / benefit ration you can expect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient ?
Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.
If ascites is severe enough to make lying in bed extremely uncomfortable should we go to the emergency room? Diagnosed with esophageal cancer that has spread to the abdomen. Ascites causing extreme discomfort. He took his pain meds and still cannot lay
When : When ascites causes abdominal discomfort or pain it is generally accepted that enough fluid fluid should be removed from the abdomen for comfort. More importantly, evaluation of the abdomen to ensure that there has not been a colon or esophageal rupture is vitally important. Evaluation for infection causing the accumulation of fluid is also part of the evaluation. The sooner the patient is diagnosed with a potential infection or rupture, the sooner treatment can begin. Extreme discomfort to the point of not being able to lye down would be considered a medical emergency and urgent evaluation should occur. If you are unsure, someone should be on call for your oncologist. Calling them in these type of situations can be very helpful as they can direct you specifically where to go and coordinate your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Longevity: Your situation sounds serious. If the cause of ascites is also cancer, you are likely at stage 4. Your longevity will be affected by your decisions to continue treatment and at what level. Your quality of live and your relationships remain of primary importance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can someone with metastatic breast cancer with severe ascites (5 ltrs every 14 days) have to live?
Can intravenous pain killers+ 500ml normal saline twice a day aggrevate ascites condition for a liver cancer patient?
Yes. Which ones?: Which IV pain killers are you referring to? Ofirmev, in particular, can harm the liver. If someone has liver cancer, they often have liver cirrhosis which leads to less protein (albumin) in the blood & the inability to hold blood volume in the vessels. In those situations, extra fluid can leak out into the abdomen & worsen ascites. However, sometimes fluid is needed to support blood pressure. TTYD ...Read more
Can my regular ob-gyn test my ascites for cancer cells in the office, or does it have to be done in a surgical type environment? It's a new symptom.
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