Bleeding and thrombosis in cancer patients

Thomas G. DeLoughery, David C. Calverley

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This chapter focuses on bleeding and thrombosis issues in cancer. Different bleeding disorders associated with cancer are discussed as well as treatment. Risk factors for cancer thrombosis and treatments are discussed. Cancer is a common disease; an estimated one in four people develop some form of cancer in a lifetime. Both excessive bleeding and thrombosis may be seen in cancer patients. These may be due to the direct effect of the malignant cell or to the byproducts of the cancer having an effect on the hemostatic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHemostasis and Thrombosis, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319093123
ISBN (Print)9783319093116
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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