Venous thrombosis in the cancer patient

  • Pieter F Wessels Ampath Laboratories
Keywords: venous thrombosis, cancer patients


This summary was first published in SAJGO in 2012, but due to newer drugs available and the publication of a new guidance paper13 as well as the International Guideline for treatment and prophylaxis of VTE in the cancer patient,2 on request of the publisher, an update is given.

Author Biography

Pieter F Wessels, Ampath Laboratories
Consultant Ampath Laboratories Life Groenkloof Hospital Pretoria; and Part-time Consultant Department of Medical Oncology University of Pretoria; and Member of Advisory Council International Initiative on Thrombosis and Cancer