Liver cancer affects other areas and organs of the human body. Some certain changes in lymph nodes and blood vessels can be caused by the disease. One of the symptoms is a build-up of fluid known as ascites. The patient then notices that his abdomen is hard and protruding. This swelling can have different reasons and nature. It occurs if damaged cells spread to the abdomen and irritate the tissue. The cell can also increase pressure in the veins that are responsible for draining. Sometimes cancer cells block the lymphatic system. Ascites is a serious issue. Do not procrastinate and consult a professional. The fluid can be drained away only in hospital.