Treatment of thromboembolism in cancer patients.

Cancer patients are at increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). The occurrence of VTE predicts worse prognosis in cancer patients: whereas the 1-year survival in cancer patients free of thrombosis is 36%, in patients with diagnosed VTE it is 12%. The management of VTE in cancer patients is challenging because the anticoagulant treatment in these patients can be less effective and carry considerable morbidity.  více zde