New Resources on Blood Clots and Cancer
Blood clots are a known complication in cancer patients. If you consider everyone with a blood clot today, roughly 20% of those people have cancer.
Cancer is a strong risk factor for developing a blood clot, and certain types of cancers (such as pancreatic and stomach cancers) are more strongly associated with clots. Some chemotherapy and radiation treatments also increase the risk of blood clots. Sadly, thrombosis is the second leading cause of death in patients with cancer.
Despite a known link between blood clots and cancer, there is still a lack of awareness about thrombosis risk in patients with cancer. To help address this knowledge gap and encourage open conversations between patients and healthcare providers, NATF has developed an online toolkit for patients that includes several resources, such as the TRAC: Thrombosis Risk Assessment Checklist, as well as patient videos and research summaries.
Thrombosis Risk Assessment Checklist
Watch these videos to learn more about cancer and thrombosis (blood clots), and what you can do to prevent blood clots.