Childhood cancer survivors more prone to venous thromboembolism

07/15/2013 | Oncology Report, The

The rate of acute venous thromboembolism during roughly 10 years of follow-up was 3.4 times higher among childhood cancer survivors than the general population, a Canadian study found. Researchers reported at a thrombosis and hemostasis meeting that chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be associated with higher rates of acute venous thromboembolism.

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