Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Cancer Video

Blood clots are a common problem for people living with cancer.

About 1 in 200 cancer patients develop a blood clot, though the risk of getting a blood clot is not the same in all people with cancer.

The symptoms of blood clots can sometimes be subtle and can be confused with other conditions that cause similar symptoms.

This patient video produced by Mike Evan’s Lab and authored by Thrombosis Canada members, Agnes Lee and Marc Carrier, discusses the signs and symptoms of blood clots in cancer patients

and the available treatment options.


credit: ThrombosisCanada


Did you know?

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Did you know that certain oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) don’t require regular blood tests and can be taken instead of warfarin (Coumadin) in patients with:


-Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism

-Atrial Fibrillation in patients who never had a  heart valve replacement

Did you know that there is an information video playing in CETAC about warfarin (Coumadin) that can also be viewed on this website?

Did you know that our Anticoagulation and Thrombosis clinic is now called CETAC ? It stands for  “Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation.”

Did you know that CETAC is heavily involved in research to advance the care and lifestyle of our patients? You can look on this website to see what studies we are doing and if you are a potential participant.