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What are the common cancers that cause ascites?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Either those causing
Liver failure by metastasis (colon, any gi, breast, lung, melanoma, kidney), or those infesting the abdominal cavity: ovary, pancreas, endometrium, lymphoma.
Benign causes are liver, heart and kidney failure.

In brief: Either those causing
Liver failure by metastasis (colon, any gi, breast, lung, melanoma, kidney), or those infesting the abdominal cavity: ovary, pancreas, endometrium, lymphoma.
Benign causes are liver, heart and kidney failure.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ovarian Liver
Many cancers can cause ascites.
Ovarian cancer is a common one. Cancer that spreads to liver, ca that blocks lymphatic drainage. Ca that spreads to peritoneal cavity.

In brief: Ovarian Liver
Many cancers can cause ascites.
Ovarian cancer is a common one. Cancer that spreads to liver, ca that blocks lymphatic drainage. Ca that spreads to peritoneal cavity.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ovary
Any tumor that spreads to the peritoneum can cause ascites.
Of the common tumors ovarian cancers have a greater tendency to invade the peritoneum and cause ascites. Mesotheliomas are primary tumors of the peritoneum and cause ascites, but are not common. Some tumors cause ascites by blocking the lymph vessels, e.g. Stomach and pancreas cancers. Liver cancers may be associated with ascites.

In brief: Ovary
Any tumor that spreads to the peritoneum can cause ascites.
Of the common tumors ovarian cancers have a greater tendency to invade the peritoneum and cause ascites. Mesotheliomas are primary tumors of the peritoneum and cause ascites, but are not common. Some tumors cause ascites by blocking the lymph vessels, e.g. Stomach and pancreas cancers. Liver cancers may be associated with ascites.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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