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Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: I have no

Clue what was irradiated, how long ago and for what purpose, but ascites is not even on my list as a possible adverse effect of radiotherapy.
I'd first need to know what he cancer was...Many cause ascites.

In brief: I have no

Clue what was irradiated, how long ago and for what purpose, but ascites is not even on my list as a possible adverse effect of radiotherapy.
I'd first need to know what he cancer was...Many cause ascites.
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

If you have sudden onset of ascites then it is most urgent that you see your doctor and evaluate throughly.
Radiation normally doesnt cause ascites.

In brief: Not usually

If you have sudden onset of ascites then it is most urgent that you see your doctor and evaluate throughly.
Radiation normally doesnt cause ascites.
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