02 Mar '17, 8am

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The development of VTE in patients with cancer has many implications pertaining to the treatment of cancer, risk for recurrence of VTE, and overall survival. As in any other setting, VTE in cancer is treated with anticoagulation (discussed later). A common side effect of chemotherapy is the development of low blood counts secondary to suppression of the bone marrow by these drugs. Although this decrease in blood counts is a transient phenomenon usually lasting no more than a few days, it still necessitates withholding of anticoagulation until blood counts recover given the associated increased risk for bleeding. Therefore, more often than not, anticoagulation is frequently interrupted in patients with cancer who are receiving chemotherapy. Despite this, the risk of bleeding complications is higher in cancer patients treated with anticoagulation (12.4% per year) compared to...

Full article: https://www.stoptheclot.org/cancer-and-blood-clots.htm

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