A 33-year-old member asked:
why and how does metastatic cancer cause circulation problems like blood clots?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Not exactly known: About 10% of people diagnosed with an unprovoked dvt/pe will be found to have cancer within 12 months. The relationship is not fully understood, but it is believed that cancer causes an inflammatory response which activates coagulation factors.
Last updated Jul 6, 2012
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