For families and friends of patients
The diagnosis of cancer-related blood clots, or cancer-associated thrombosis, as doctors call it, is not a single person experience. It affects all the people around the patient and is traumatic, cautions Prof. Simon Noble, MD.
On the positive side, families can take an active role in supporting and managing the condition — something Prof. Noble discovered during his research. Partners can help administer the injections, act as patient advocates or insist that patients get symptoms checked out. Prof Noble urges loved ones to become involved.