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Is someone more likely to get a dvt if they have breast cancer?

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Cancer is a risk factor for developing a blood clot. If the breast cancer is treated with a hormone blocker they can also slightly increase the risk of clotting.
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Tamoxifen used to treat ER+ breast cancer also increases the risk of blood clots
Oct 4, 2011
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: The treatment for DVT associated with cancer should usually use low molecular weight Heparin and not coumadin (warfarin).
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Possible: Having cancer does place an individual at a higher risk for developing a dvt.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Dvt: One of the risk factors for dvt is called hypercoagulability which is more common in people wth cancer.also chemotherapy may increase the risk

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