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Why and how does metastatic cancer cause circulation problems like blood clots?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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