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Preparing for Your Paracentesis Related to Your Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program

Paracentesis, commonly called a tap, is a procedure to remove fluid from your belly (ascites). This pamphlet explains what paracentesis is, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.

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