This section tells you about fluid in the abdomen (ascites) in people with cancer. There is information about what it is, what causes it and how doctors treat it.
Find out about the causes and symptoms of having fluid in the abdomen.
Possible treatments for ascites include draining the fluid using a tube.
You might need some care and support at home. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you.
There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.
We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.
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