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Reply was posted 12/28/2015 03:10 pm by Anonymous
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My mother developed ascites after two years battling PC. My understanding of ascites is that the primary cause of it in PC patients is that the cancer spread to the abdominal cavity.

Before surgery, the ascites should be tested to determine if the cancer spread. The fluid can be drained and tested. Also a PET scan can be performed to see if the cancer in in the abdomen.



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