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  • Posted By: sappy8827
  • December 28, 2007
  • 04:28 AM

How can large amounts of fluid (3 liters) drawn from the abdomen - not show cancer? if this is what the doctors have told us? also a ct scan shows abnormal spots in my dad's abdomen. He is very sick and Cancer is likely but I do not understand how that fluid would not show cancer cells. Can anyone provide feedback? thank you ,

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  • Because it's not cancer, it's from something else...excessive fluid retention in the tissue...ask why or what is causing it if not cancer....
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 08:31 AM
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  • Ascites is excess fluid in the space between the tissues lining the abdomen and abdominal organs (the peritoneal cavity).Causes Ascites is typically caused by liver disease. Disorders that may be associated with ascites include:CirrhosisHepatitisPortal vein thrombosis (clots in the veins of the liver)Constrictive pericarditisCongestive heart failureLiver cancerOvarian cancerProtein-losing enteropathyNephrotic syndromePancreatitis
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 00:11 PM
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  • I am in the middle of the same thing with my father. He is very ill and also had fluid drained from his abdomen (6 liters)........which did not show cancer either. They have also done colonoscopy, blood tests, the CDC has been to see him, we have to gown up before we go in to see him (just in case it is something contagious). The surgeon, who is doing exploritory surgery told us last night it was 90% cancer.......so why is it not showing up in all the tests they have done??????? I am with you to. I am frustrated. I just want to know what is going on.
    mommyx3 1 Replies
    • January 5, 2008
    • 09:24 PM
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  • My heart and prayers go out to you. Even though cancer is the most obvious thing- in the back of your mind you wonder if it could have been something treatable. My dad is very sick and I imagine he will only be here a very short time longer. Good luck to you ,God Bless,Sappy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2008
    • 02:47 AM
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  • There were 56,158 new cases of cancer diagnosed in males in 2005. By far the most common was prostate cancer (16,349 cases), which made up over 29% of all diagnoses and had well over double the number of cases of the second most common cancer, colorectal cancer (7,181 cases). The next three most common cancers were melanoma of the skin (6,044 cases), lung cancer (5,738) and lymphoma (2,373). The top five cancers accounted for over 67% of all diagnoses. Based on 2005 data, the risk for a male of being diagnosed with cancer before age 75 was 1 in 3, and before age 85 was 1 in 2 car zone
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