Venous thrombosis in the patient with cancer

  • Pieter Frederik Wessels
Keywords: Venous thromboembolism cancer

Abstract

The relationship between cancer and thrombosis has been known for many years. Thrombotic risk is increased in the patient with cancer, and the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism at the time that a malignancy presents influences patient outcome. Risk evaluation, prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism are practical issues that face doctors who are dealing with these patients.

Author Biography

Pieter Frederik Wessels
MBChB MMed (Hematology) Cert Clin Hematology (CMSA) Private practice LCM Hospital Pretoria Consultant Ampath laboratories Part-time Consultant Dept Medical Oncology University of Pretoria
Published
2012-04-23
Section
Review Articles