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How is ascites with pancreatic cancer treated?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Ascites may cause significant pain and difficulty breathing. If you suffer from ascites, your doctor may give you diuretics, or water pills, to slow down the fluid build up. In severe cases, the fluid can be drained during a procedure called paracentesis.

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