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Does Blood Clots Preceed Cancer
My friend has terminal cancer not long to live he has blood clots all over what else can we expect?
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
My friend has terminal cancer been told he has only 6 weeks he has blood clots all over what else can we expect?
Can't predict: Your friend may be dead when you get this note, or may last a year. There is no predicting these things. Cherish every minute you have with him. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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