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What Cancer Causes 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
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 not long to live 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
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?
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
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
What can you do when you can't take hormones do to blood clots and breast cancer to help with symtoms?
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
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
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
My dad suffering from prostate cancer. Blood clots after chemotherapy while clearing throat. Any advise on it?
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
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
Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done, it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and I would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read more
My grandad has just been diagnosed with esophagus cancer & 2 blood clots on his lungs what treatment will he get as apparently wharf in can't be used?
Injectable: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is the drug of choice if warfarin cannot be used ...Read more
I've took some Amoxicillin/clavulat (4 tabs) two weeks ago, every since I've had diarrhea, cramps and a few times stool with blood clots. Is it cancer?
I have been having watery brown discharge and some blood clots in between my period, with some cramps. Cancer runs in my family, could this be?
So sorry: So sorry that you are having this problem. I think that the clots you are having are causing you the cramps. I don't see why this would be cancer but it is affecting your life style.; Please give your family medicine or gyn/ob a call or failing that take a ride over to your urgent care ...Read more
Gettig blood clots or brownish discharge few days b4 periods, normal? Sufferinf from hormone imbalance problem. Is it a sign of pregnancy or cancer?
It depends.: If the bloody discharge happens on a monthly basis before your period, this can be a symptom of : dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub). However, if it is the first time that this has happened, I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation, as it can mean miscarriage, or cervical/uterine disease. ...Read more
Mum has cancer, of pelvic area, now a chest infection & blood clots in the lungs the X-ray showed a shadow on her lungs is it the infection or cancer?
Not sure: It could be multiplie things. Could be from blood clot causing infarction or pneumonia or cancer or atelectasis. Would follow or maybe a biopsy to prove what it is. But if she is in treatment then watch and see if the spot goes away with treatment and that may give u an indirect answer. ...Read more
I am 92 have prostate cancer, high blood pressure and problems with blood clots. I take eligard, (leuprolide) nefridene for bo. Can I take blk cohosh for flashes?
Here are...: Probably not although cohosh has been used for female menopause-related hot flash. If being reasonably coping with it well, I don't advise using it. As to using eligard, (leuprolide) I wouldn't comment on its use due to unclear intended goal for its current use. As to nefridene, I assumed you meant nefidipine? More detail, ask and talk with your doc timely; online for such is inadequate for your present need. ...Read more
Is Ibrance the best course of treatment for someone whose breast cancer has come back in her Lungs&Liver? We are worried about blood clots in arteries?
Doctors said I have anxiety. Scared that I have lung cancer which makes me think it's cause a blood clot cause my calf hurts. Could this be anxiety?
GO TO ER If: If you are obese or sedentary, have new onset calf pain with redness/swelling /pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, anxiety, bluish skin. These could be signs not of cancer but a clot traveling from leg to lung which is a pulmonary embolism. Life threatening. Please seek medical attention immediately. You are describing classic signs. Better safe than sorry. Take care ...Read more
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