If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer
Questions for your healthcare provider: What kind of cancer do I have? What lab tests were done and what did they show? What are my treatment choices? What do you recommend and why?
Ascites is a condition in which fluid collects in spaces within your abdomen. They can be painful and keep you from moving around comfortably. Ascites can set the stage for an infection in your abdomen. Fluid may also move into your chest and surround your lungs. This makes it hard to breathe.
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a collection of symptoms that usually occur in patients who have lung cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or other cancers. It also can occur from noncancer causes. This summary explains SVCS and its treatment in adults and children.
Coping with the Diagnosis of Cancer
Learn as much as possible about your disease. Arm yourself with information in order to lessen frustration. Don't hesitate to ask questions about your disease. Consider keeping a notebook with all of the medical records and information about your diagnosis.