My mom has lung AdenoCarcinoma, which caused fluid build up in her left lung. We found out ~ 1 month ago, still going over the shocking and fearing stage.
She was drained 450ml first time (6/16/11), and ~240ml 2nd time (7/19/11). Doctor was suggesting Pleurodesis, basically fuse the lung with chest wall, so that fluid can not accumulated in lung anymore.
My question is: where will the fluid go?
Since the cancer is the cause, the fluid should kept on coming back. Is it better to let it drain in the lung (her cancer is still localized in lung only), instead of letting it sip through her whole body?
This maybe just silly thoughts. Any advice is greatly appreciated.