11 November 20020 (Wednesday) - Venous Thromboembolism

The American Society of Hematology sent one of their many missives today. Many of them aren’t really relevant to me, but this one had an interesting article – “Venous thromboembolism in cancer patients: a population-based cohort study”. You can read it by clicking here.
The take home message is that the 12-month cumulative incidence of VTE is currently 3% following cancer diagnosis, which is 9 times higher than in the general population, and that o
ver the past two decades, VTE risk in cancer patients increased 3-fold overall and 6-fold in those using chemotherapy or targeted therapy.

Should the laboratories be offering something in the way of screening in light of this?

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