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Why would someone with blood clotting problems be sent to a cancer doctor?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
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In brief: Heme/onc doctor

Many doctors who specialize in chemotherapy (oncology) also treat blood diseases (hematology) that are not related to cancerous conditions (most blood clots).
Even so, cancer cells have abnormal dna that can lead to other systemic effects in the body as well as hypercoaguable states (blood clots).

In brief: Heme/onc doctor

Many doctors who specialize in chemotherapy (oncology) also treat blood diseases (hematology) that are not related to cancerous conditions (most blood clots).
Even so, cancer cells have abnormal dna that can lead to other systemic effects in the body as well as hypercoaguable states (blood clots).
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Help with diagnosis

Note: in general oncologists are also hematologist.
They will help with finding an underlying cause for blood clots. Yes, cancer can be one cause but also lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome or certain risk factors like smoking, tamoxifen, elevated homocystine levels or acquired or genetic predesposition to clotting. Rheumatologist also help in these situations.

In brief: Help with diagnosis

Note: in general oncologists are also hematologist.
They will help with finding an underlying cause for blood clots. Yes, cancer can be one cause but also lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome or certain risk factors like smoking, tamoxifen, elevated homocystine levels or acquired or genetic predesposition to clotting. Rheumatologist also help in these situations.
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