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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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My friend has terminal cancer not long to live he has blood clots all over what else can we expect?

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. 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


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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My friend has terminal cancer been told he has only 6 weeks he has blood clots all over what else can we expect?

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

Dr. Aasim Sehbai Dr. Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College
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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

Dr. Randy Stevens Dr. Stevens
Surgery
20 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar Dr. Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
16 years in practice
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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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

Dr. J mark Rheudasil Dr. Rheudasil
Surgery - Vascular
34 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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

Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON Dr. WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What can you do when you can't take hormones do to blood clots and breast cancer to help with symtoms?

What can you do when you can't take hormones do to blood clots and breast cancer to help with symtoms?

Menopause: Menopausal symptoms can be helped by diet, exercise, yoga and meditation. Some women find benefit with ssri's which are used to treat depression. You may want to talk with a doctor trained in alternative medicine. Visit menopause, org http://www.Menopause.Org/edumaterials/guidebook/guidebook.Aspx. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Should i see a doctor if I have blood clots with bowl movements for 3 days colon cancer is my cancer since if in the family history

Should i see a doctor if I have blood clots with bowl movements for 3 days colon cancer is my cancer since if in the family history

Absolutely: No amount of bleeding should ever be considered normal and especially if you have a family history of colon cancer, you need to see a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor sooner rather than later. Please heed my advice and make your appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Calloway Dr. Calloway
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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I've taken birth control for two years. Does my risk of side serious effects (blood clots, breast cancer) increase the longer I take it?

I've taken birth control for two years. Does my risk of side serious effects (blood clots, breast cancer) increase the longer I take it?

Yes: Although the absolute risks of serious side effects and complications such as blood clots, strokes and heart attacks are statistically low, these risks do accumulate over time. Exercise, healthy diet, avoidance of smoking can all help to reduce the risks. The only way to eliminate the risks are to stop the hormone replacement and use a different form of contraception ...Read more

Dr. Uma Swamy Dr. Swamy
Radiation Oncology
12 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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My dad suffering from prostate cancer. Blood clots after chemotherapy while clearing throat. Any advise on it?

My dad suffering from prostate cancer. Blood clots after chemotherapy while clearing throat. Any advise on it?

Check Blood Counts: Being on chemotherapy can drop blood counts and can cause irritation in throat which can result in bleeding. Please be sure to discuss this with your dad's chemotherapy doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Had a CT done for chest pain to check for blood clots, would they have seen if I had lung cancer or something if they weren't looking for it in the ER?

Had a CT done for chest pain to check for blood clots, would they have seen if I had lung cancer or something if they weren't looking for it in the ER?

Most likely,...: Assuming you had a CT of the Chest, that would reveal any masses in the Chest area imaged, that may be suspicious and warrant further investigation. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP. ...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