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Ascites
Ascites What is ascites? Ascites is a condition in which fluid collects in spaces within your abdomen. If severe, ascites may be painful. The problem may keep you from moving around comfortably. Ascites can set the stage for an infection in your abdomen. Fluid may also move into your chest and surround your lungs. This makes it hard to breathe. What causes ascites? The most common cause of ascites is cirrhosis of the liver. Drinking too much alcohol is one of the most common causes of cirrhosis of the l...
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a collection of symptoms that usually occur in patients who have lung cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or other cancers. It also can occur from noncancer causes. Although serious when it occurs in adults, this syndrome is life-threatening in children. This brief summary describes superior vena cava syndrome and its treatment. Overview Superior vena cava syndrome is caused by the partial blockage of the superior vena cava, which is the vein t...
If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer
If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer Questions for your healthcare provider Here is a comprehensive list of questions to ask your healthcare provider: What kind of cancer do I have? Has it spread beyond where it started? What lab tests were completed, and what did they show? Do I need any additional lab tests or diagnostic studies? What is the purpose of each test or study? How will this information help determine what types of further tests or treatments I should have? What are my treatment choices? What a...