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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 more
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
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