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Some patients find blood clots worse than the cancer itself

Getting the right counselling and proper care can take you a long way in dealing with a shocking blood clot diagnosis.

Dealing with the initial stages of diagnosis
Dealing with cancer treatment can be difficult in itself, but also having to cope with the symptoms and effects of cancer-related thrombosis can spark a wide range of feelings, from denial and anger to sadness and fear. “Many patients with a clot find it initially more distressing than the experience of having cancer,” says Prof. Simon Noble. Besides speaking to patients and their loved ones about the risks and fears, many doctors know that getting all the patients’ questions answered is something that really matters.

We have prepared a small list of questions you can ask your doctor or cancer specialist.



VIDEO: Prof . Simon Noble, Clinical Professor Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University has many years of experience in studying cancer-associated thrombosis.

How to live with thrombosis?
After the initial shock and emotional disturbance of having to deal with another life-threatening illness, doctors can help thrombosis patients find the right treatment. Many find that they can accept and live with the diagnosis, especially when family and friends are supportive. In fact, getting help and receiving care can be a part of recovering and gaining strength.Learn about the different treatments

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