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by kathya on Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:00 AM
My mother was admitted to the hospital last month with bloating of stomach. They extracted some of the fluid from the stomach, did many
tests and could not find anything. Last blood test done had blood antigen level
of 3000. Doctors diagnosed it as Malignant Ascites.Right now, she is at home trying herbal medicines, but no
relief. Stomach has bloated again, no appetite and very weak. In bed most of
Anyone in this forum know someone with this disease and what cure is possible.
I am thinking of putting her on a diet of raw foods and nuts. I am going to be visiting her soon and am at wit's end what to do. Please help.
by orchidprincess on Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:00 AM
My brother has a problem with ascites. He has not been advised that it is malignant as of yet. He has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer since Dec. '07..... His stomach becomes bloated and causes considerable discomfort probably at least once a month. He goes to the hospital to have it drained. (A needle is inserted into the abdomen and a considerable amount of fluid is removed.) It is not as bad as it sounds, and he gladly goes to obtain the relief.
I have pretty much been at my wit's end since last August when all this started prior to obtaining the CORRECT diagnosis.....I am sorry, and wish you luck...
by livercancer_1 on Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:00 AM
My husband has been diagnosed with liver cancer (Primary) and also has ascitis. He feels really unconfortable. The hospital doesnt do anything to drain it. He is loosing weight and his eyes and skin are turning yellow.
Is there any alternative medicine with herbs or nuts thats can help him to get rip of that fluids?
by jcr65566 on Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:00 AM
On 6/22/2008 liver_cancer wrote:My husband has been diagnosed with liver cancer (Primary) and also has ascitis. He feels really unconfortable. The hospital doesnt do anything to drain it. He is loosing weight and his eyes and skin are turning yellow. Is there any alternative medicine with herbs or nuts thats can help him to get rip of that fluids?
sorry your husband has cancer I think this will help This item I find absolutely amazing. Italian oncologist, Dr. Tullio Simoncini claims to have cured various forms of cancer simply with a small number of injections with Bicarbonate of Soda.
And he produces numerous VIDEO testimonials to that effect. The principal video is taken at a conference for oncologists in the USA and is certainly worth watching.
But first, I suggest before you view the video, you read the lead article in the ‘Natural Cancer Cures’ web-site, which explains the rationale and procedure in some detail.
by kathya on Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:00 AM
Here is an interesting link i came across - http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5437866/description.html
The herbs mentioned in this link are available in most chinese shops as they are part of the daily food.
Scutellaria barbata - is available in health shops in tablet form
mung bean - again, commonly available in Indian/Chinese stores.
I am going to try this with my mom and see what happens. From what I have researched so far, sunshine, fresh air and raw food diet is the way to go.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.
by wovoka on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:00 AM
In 2000 I was operated on for colon cancer, as a result of heavy radiation to my liver after the operation, I developed cirrohis and later the associated Ascites.I was put on diuretics after having my stomach pumped several times. I believe the reason for the weakness in your Mother is the loss of blood. In my case, the hemoglobin count was down in single #'s when normal is 12-16. This loss of blood required me to get transfusions of 2 pints of blood a month for 4 years in an effort to stay alive,
Searching the Internet for answers, I came across two herbal medicines Milk Thistle and Green Tea both of which were favorable to the liver.
After a period of a year or so my Ascites condition disappeared and the doctors are unable to give me a medical reason why.
I hope this information may serve to help others with similar conditions.
by kathya on Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:00 AM
My mother has been given 1 bottle of blood as well as 2 bottles of blood plasma. In addition to that, they have taken out 28 bottles of fluid from the stomach in a time span of 2 months.
She just underwent chemo. That was not the path we wanted to take, but seeing her misery, and the reactions of the local doctors (everyone's reaction was to take her to the cancer hospital, we cant do anything..).
After chemo, the doctors told me that this is only a control and there is no cure. So the hunt is on, for something that will stop the fluid from accumulating this fast.
I will try what you advised.
by jiji232 on Thu Oct 29, 2009 05:08 AM
Hi I just lost my mother in Sept.2009. They diagnosed her in '06 with mestastic colon cancer and it spread to the liver as well. She was on chemo for about three years, and in late August of 2009 she began feeling the bloating in her stomach and much discomfort. She had ascites and about three paracentesis done, which is the removal of fluid from the abdominal cavity with a needle. Her apetite was decreasing within the last month in Sept.09 and the swelling traveled from her stomach to her feet then to the lungs(pleural effusion). They removed the liquid from her lungs about two times by a procedure called thoracentesis. The phyisician said the ascites was happening due to a large mass on her liver which was pushing against her portal vein and causing portal hypertension and fluid backup. Basically there was nothing they could do to cure the problem but could continue to drain her. From my research I had read that patient's with metastatic ascites life span was usually 1-6 months within the start of ascites. My mom was later admitted on Sept. 13,09 due to pulmonary emboli (blood clots in lungs; common in cancer patient's). With this they give the patient anticoagulants (blood thinners) but they were also limmited due to the fact that she was also bleeding through her rectum and mouth. They inserted a NG tube (nasal gastic tube) to help with the bleeding since she began vomiting every 10 min. She was placed in ICU and went to be with our Lord JChrist, Sept. 22, 2009.
by JOEYJOE on Thu Apr 29, 2010 03:29 AM
My father also has malignant ascites. From research that i have done and with my fathers case malignant ascites results from some form of cancer. In my father's case he had colon cancer that spread to his peritoneal cavity. There are different types of ascites that develop for different reason. Some are malignant and some are not. The non malignant forms stem from congestive heart failure, chirosis of the liver, and problems with regards to tuberculosis in the lungs. Are you sure that your mother had malignant ascites since this form of ascites is traces backt o some underlying from of cancer, usually in the peritonium i would find this out first. Have her liver checked. They can test what is called the saag of the fluid to determine if it is formed through portal hypertension(in cases of liver problems and is non-malignant) if it is non-malignant you can treat it with diuretics. If the saag lever is less than 1.1 chances are that it is of a malignant nature and i would encourage you to get your mother checked out. Best of luck.
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