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    has anyone had experience with fluids in the abdomen around your organs, creating a wave? This is not fluid in the stomach. Could you get it out? How? If you couldn't get it out, did it keep increasing in the amount? How big and uncomfortable will it get to be? Is this a stage in the progression of a terminal cancer? What comes next? Can it be due to lack of proper nutrition? Is it painful to have a needle to remove the fluid, how soon does it come back? Has anyone ever had a drain tube installed?

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      Carol-Charlie

      Karen, They removed a large amount of fluid from my abdomine prior to removing my 39 lb right ovary. I was Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. After surgery where my oncologist removed all the cancer he could see.... I tested Cancer Free. Since Ovarian will hide and then come back to swat one down again, we did almost a full year of chemo regime, both I/P and I/V... When that finished... and I'd done my celebration of being done. I was asked to take another year of chemo once a month for the 12 months. I said yes..... I was DX 7 years ago. And I'm still cancer free. I'd certainly try a drain tube... Nothing to lose and all to gain. God Bless.

      about 4 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Hi Karen, I haven't had that problem, mine was in the neck. I noticed you posted this as an update. If you will re post this in the questions tab you will get lots of results. Here as an update post on your own wall the only ones that see it are those that are following you.

      about 4 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation ): I am getting at least 19 radiations on my left lung. It is painless, but you are tired and need to rest a lot. This tumor is not responding as fast as the right side did. The doctor thinks it is because I was also getting chemo when they did the right side. There is some reduction and I'm breathing a little better and have a little more energy than before radiation started.

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      SueRae1

      More energy and breathing better is a good sigh. sending you healing vibes. How is the rest of your radiation treatment going. It should be almost over by now.

      about 4 years ago
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    Thanks for your reply. Yes it does worry me. I don't know if my lung cancer is getting really bad or if it is a chemo side effect. I get a blood test tomorrow and talk to my doctor. I was just hoping to prepare myself if it is disease progression cause it can't be good. You have had a lot of chemo!!! I had 8 then it quit working, this is a new one, once a week for two weeks then 2 weeks off. I'm on vacation and my insurance doesn't really cover me unless I get all sorts of preauthorizations. I'm wondering if they might send me to emergency to get a blood transfer. Just worried.

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    Karenhopeful wrote on rkatke's wall

    Thanks for the reply. I am not doing well at the moment, the reason I came to this site. Looking for someone who is or was coughing blood. I don't know if it is my disease progressing or side effect from my chemo. I have almost zero energy; can only walk about 50 feet without sitting down to rest. I do get a new blood test tomorrow and will talk to my doctor. Good luck, I hope it is gone for good!!!

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