Blood clots are not uncommon for cancer patients

Patients with cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. have at least a six-fold increased risk of blood clots – a sad statistic that we have made our goal to change.

It is almost like a secret among cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. patients. ThrombosisThrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein., is an all-too-real risk for many with cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system., especially those with lung and colorectal cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system.. Almost 1 in 4 lung cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. patients die from a blood clot in the lung. This type of blood clot is called pulmonary embolism. These clots are sometimes known to stem from surgery or chemotherapyChemotherapy (also known as chemo) is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or several drugs in combination..




CancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system.-associated thrombosisThrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein. can be helped

As a matter of fact, more than 20,000 cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. patients have died in Europe in 2016 – not from cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system., but from complications due to blood clots. In UK alone, 4800 people have died from cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system.-associated thrombosisThrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein.. This is unacceptable, taking into account the level of medical attention and service that these patients already get. Blood clots can be resolved, and it is important to spread the word and understanding about why cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. patients have a higher risk of blood clots.




VIDEO: Prof. Simon Noble, Clinical Professor Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University explains the nature of blood clots and how treatment can cause cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system.-associated thrombosisThrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein..

Three factors that impact your risk

Studies have demonstrated three factors that impact your risk of developing a blood clot:
  1. The type of cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. you are diagnosed with
  2. How your cancerA term for diseases in which cells grow abnormally with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. is being treated
  3. Your level of physical activity.
Go to our article about the risk of developing a blood clot and what you can do.

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