Welcome to the AMD forum!
I am so sorry to hear your grandmother going through so much at such an old age of 94 years. It is sad that
the metastasis was discovered so late. At times during surgery evidence of distant metastasis is not caught.
Your doctors are right that it will be too dangerous to drain the fluid or do biopsy as both can irritate the
cancer tissue and increase the growth.
What can be tried are drugs to step up the immune system. Chemotherapy and radiation can help but at her age
she may not be able to take the brunt of it. Also if there are cancer spots in liver too, then she will not be
able to tolerate chemotherapy at all. In such cases cryotherapy or delivering chemotherapy directly to liver
What your grandmother has is probably malignant ascites. That is the fluid contains cancer cells. Though the
fluid can be drained for symptomatic relief it is often known to trigger a worse reaction. Hence probably an
attempt should be made to step up her immunity. Also since the situation is so serious, please take another
opinion regarding the best course of treatment from an oncologist who can examine her and see her reports
first hand. A peritoneal catheter can be placed for symptomatic relief if the treating oncologists agree to
Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any
thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!