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    Swelling

    Swelling reflects the burden of illness on a person’s body. As the illness progresses, the burden increases further, and swelling may increase as well. If the swelling is the result of fluid collecting in the abdomen, it likely can be drained by paracentesis . As the rate of accumulation increases, paracentesis may be more frequent. At late... read more...
    In people with cancer, swelling of the stomach or abdominal area can have a few different causes. Fluid may collect in the area of the body containing the abdominal organs. This fluid is called ascites . It may result from the tumor causing the body to produce more fluid, or the tumor may be blocking the normal flow of fluid through the lymph... read more...