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screening cancer venous thrombo

G Meyer
Cancer and venous thrombo-embolism is a frequent clinical association. Tumour cells activate the coagulation cascade. Surgery, chemotherapy and antiangiogenic agents are also associated with an increased risk of thrombosis. Current evidence does not suggest that a systematic screening for cancer after an unexplained thrombosis is associated with a clinical benefit. Risk factors for thrombosis specific to the cancer population have been identified. Recent studies suggest that prophylactic treatment may reduce the incidence of venous thrombo-embolism in patients with cancer...
December 2011: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
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