What is ascites?

Find out about the causes and symptoms of having fluid in the abdomen.

Treating fluid in the abdomen

Possible treatments for ascites include draining the fluid using a tube.

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Resources and support

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
26 Apr 2021
Next review due: 
26 Apr 2024
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer