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How do you prevent blood clots after surgery for cancer?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Drugs & mobility
Treatment with anti-coagulants, "blood thinners", early mobilization and use of pneumatic compression of calfs are usual preventive measures.

In brief: Drugs & mobility
Treatment with anti-coagulants, "blood thinners", early mobilization and use of pneumatic compression of calfs are usual preventive measures.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: DVT Prophylaxis
While it is true that people with cancer have a higher risk of blood clots, other factors play an important role including the length and type of operation and one's overall health.
When the risk is significant, we use blood thinners immediately before and after the operation. With lesser risk, we can use mechanical compression boots, but they are only of limited benefit.

In brief: DVT Prophylaxis
While it is true that people with cancer have a higher risk of blood clots, other factors play an important role including the length and type of operation and one's overall health.
When the risk is significant, we use blood thinners immediately before and after the operation. With lesser risk, we can use mechanical compression boots, but they are only of limited benefit.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Most oncologic surgery due to its length and the patient risk factors would indicate for pharmacologic prophylaxis.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Limit risk
Depending on you risk, your doctor may make recommendations.
You should remain active and not sedentery. The more time spent in bed, the higher the risk of blood clots. Compression stockings also decrease risk. The risk remains for about 3-4 weeks after surgery.

In brief: Limit risk
Depending on you risk, your doctor may make recommendations.
You should remain active and not sedentery. The more time spent in bed, the higher the risk of blood clots. Compression stockings also decrease risk. The risk remains for about 3-4 weeks after surgery.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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