Lung Cancer stage IV has so many companions. We have talked about pleural effusion, but I have not seen any discussion on Ascites or retention of water in the stomach causing stomach distension, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite etc.
This time my husband's latest pet scan showed mild ascites, I talked this over with the onc and he said it was nothing to worry about. But ofcourse I think it is very worrying, he just finished the 10th maintenance Alimta infusion, but as there has been progression, he will not have Alimta anymore.
A new biopsy has been done taking a piece of bone from the iliac bone which was a new bone progression. He also had pleural effusion in the right lung (his primary is in the left lung), I requested that this effusion which was tapped today also be sent for cell block testing and if Positive for mutation testing as my husband has never had any mutation testing done.
Need a lot of support and comfort stories with this new unexpected development. More than anything else I am so worried about the 'mild ascites'.
Anyone of you dealt with ascites? What was your experience?
Thank you for listening.