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Is a person with pancreatic cancer predisposed to getting a blood clot if traveling domestically by plane once a year?

Is a person with pancreatic cancer predisposed to getting a blood clot if traveling domestically by plane once a year?

Minimlal risk: There is increased risk of blood clots with many advanced cancers. if your cancer has been removed, then there is little if any risk. if it is active and metastatic, there may be small risk, which can be prevented by remaining active get up from your seat and (move around in the plane once/twice every hour and take one aspirin on the day of the travel to provide extra safety. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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If pancreatic cancer was the cause of a blood clot,weight loss and digestive problems,would there be abnormalities in pancreatic function blood tests?

If pancreatic cancer was the cause of a blood clot,weight loss and digestive problems,would there be abnormalities in pancreatic function blood tests?

Pancreas blood tests: Commonly used blood tests of pancreatic-derived proteins (lipase, amylase, insulin, etc.) are notoriously poor markers for cancer given the variety of other things that may elevate them, and the reserve capacity of most organs. So, to answer your question, not neccesarily. Best tests are high resolution CT with specific pancreas-protocol, and EUS with biopsy. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?

Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?

Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read more

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Why and how does metastatic cancer cause circulation problems like blood clots?

Why and how does metastatic cancer cause circulation problems like blood clots?

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. ...Read more

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Is primary bone cancer rare. And what are the chances of a 22yr old female having blood clots?

Is primary bone cancer rare. And what are the chances of a 22yr old female having blood clots?

Two questions: Out of a million people, about 25 will get a primary bone cancer in any particular year. This means it's common enough to consider if you have symptoms. I see you are on the oral contraceptive pill, which offers several health advantages. Your personal history -- especially if you're a smoker -- determines the risk of blood clots, which are uncommon but very dangerous. ...Read more

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My cough is bad from asthma i switched inhalers i think that's why its bad again could astma lead to worse stuff like cancer or blood clots ?

My cough is bad from asthma i switched inhalers i think that's why its bad again could astma lead to worse stuff like cancer or blood clots ?

Asthma: First you need to stop smoking! then you need to be compliant with your inhalers for them to be effective. See a pulmonologist or allergist to help you control it. Cancer is a result of smoking not asthma, and so are blood clots, the more reasosns to quit! ...Read more

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My grandmother is 83 she has cancer of the blood and now has blood clots in her legs. what can we do to save her any type of answer would be great.

My grandmother is 83 she has cancer of the blood and now has blood clots in her legs. what can we do to save her any type of answer would be great.

Be there to love her: Blood clots in the legs are often manageable with anticoagulants, and blood cancers in older folks are often very tame -- for example, many chronic lymphocytic leukemias stay harmless for decades. It's ultimately her choice as to how aggressively her illnesses are managed. Ignore all "pop" advice; if you see "natural healing" as adjuncts use an evidence-based practitioner. ...Read more

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Male 50 robot prostectomy 1/20213:i have recently observed blood, clots and mucous in bm. Am i at risk for rectal cancer? Colonscopy will be sched asap

Male 50 robot prostectomy 1/20213:i have recently observed blood, clots and mucous in bm. Am i at risk for rectal cancer? Colonscopy will be sched asap

Recommend GI eval.: Assuming you have had no radiation treatments related to treatment of your prostate cancer, the bleeding in your stool is unrelated to your prostate cancer and related to some underlying GI problem: polyp, cancer, colitis, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, etc. Agree with colonoscopy as next step. ...Read more

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What causes a cancer patient to start forming blood clots?

What causes a cancer patient to start forming blood clots?

Hypercoagulable: Virchow was 1st scientist who made a link b/w thrombogenesis and carcinogenesis. Cancer cells increase inflammation at site of cancer and metastasis and by recruiting platelets and other cells increase the risk, also cause release of tissue factor, sometimes there is direct tumor blocking the lymphatics causing stasis and cancer pts aremore sedentary. Some chemo drugs and port also increase risk. ...Read more

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If steatorrhea is caused by pancreatic cancer, will a lipase blood test show abnormalities?

If steatorrhea is caused by pancreatic cancer, will a lipase blood test show abnormalities?

Not really: brother Fadi. steatorrhea is not caused by pancreatic cancer, but by pancreatic deficiency. the pancreatic enzyme, and function could be completely normal in the case of cancer. I hope that answer your concerns. fi amani Allah. ...Read more

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What are the odds of blood clots or internal bleeding with cancer in general?

What are the odds of blood clots or internal bleeding with cancer in general?

Elevate several fold: You are asking about the risk of blood clot in patients with cancer. The risk is increased several fold over normal people. Cancer cells themselves are making substances that help them move through the blood stream then stop and make more cancer cells. This favors clot. Patients with cancer also tend to have less activity as the cancer advances which also favors clot. ...Read more

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I am a 29 yr old female with hemorrhagic cysts, with small blood clots around themovarian cancer. What can I do to get better?

I am a 29 yr old female with hemorrhagic cysts, with small blood clots around themovarian cancer. What can I do to get better?

Please clarify: Many women of childbearing age have blood-containing cysts in the ovary, with various causes. If someone has said "cancer", this is something that will require immediate verification and treatment with your physician. You have a right to an exact diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are common signs for brain cancer and blood clots in the brain?

What are common signs for brain cancer and blood clots in the brain?

Symptoms maybe simil: Headaches and nausea/vomiting are common to both disease entities. But an imaging study (like a ct scan or mri) can make a distinction easily as they would look distinctly different from each other. ...Read more

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Medical Oncology: Is having an lgG4 blood test ever of any value in monitoring pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatitis...: or an inflamed pancreas, can occur on rare occasions related to increased IgG4 antibody. This is called autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). High IgG4 levels in the blood may help to distinguish AIP from pancreatic cancer (PCa). However, a few cases of high IgG4 were reported in patients with PCa, so it is not a perfect indicator. It is not used to monitor PCa, but high levels may drop if AIP resolves. ...Read more

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My dad has a tightness in his chest every once in a while. Like he struggles to breath. He has had cancer, blood clots (but he is on warafin)?

My dad has a tightness in his chest every once in a while. Like he struggles to breath. He has had cancer, blood clots (but he is on warafin)?

Tightness : I do hope with that medical history, your dad has a good primary care doctor he sees regularly. Those symptoms should be discussed with his doctor right away. Best of luck to you both! ...Read more

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My friend has terminal cancer not long to live he has blood clots all over what else can we expect?

Impossible: I am sorry to hear of your personal loss. But, there is no way to give you any valid answer. We do not know the cancer, the state of your friends condition or any other specific situation. Your question must be asked of the team caring for him in person. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more