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HomeYour HealthConditionsBlood ClotsThe Link Between Blood Clots and Cancer: Understanding the Connection  The Link Between Blood Clots and Cancer: Understanding the Connection

Published on Apr 20, 2023
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Understanding blood clots when you have cancer

Did you know that having cancer increases the risk of developing blood clots in your blood vessels?1. This condition is called Venous Thromboembolism, or VTE for short. These clots most commonly occur in the veins in your arms, legs, or lungs. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of blood clots can help in seeking and receiving prompt medical attention and treatment. If you would like to know more about this topic, download the booklet below for more information.

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  1. Sanden et al Venous thromboembolism and cancer risk J Thromb Thrombolysis 2017 Jan;43(1):68-73. doi: 10.1007/s11239-016-1411-y. Accessed February 2023
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