What is the risk of cancer after unprovoked pulmonary embolism? Would you be symptomatic after the discovery of the clot?

Other way around. Patients who have underlying cancer have a higher risk of developing pulmonary embolism than the normal population. The mechanism is not well understood, but it is thought that certain cancers can lead to a hyper-coagulable state, which increases the risk of pulmonary embolism. This does not mean that people without known cancers who develop pulmonary embolism should be screened for cancer.
No association. pulmonary embolism common especially after surgery and as such anticoagulation and antiembolic stockings employed. If embolus does occur in small vessels, the symptoms are minimum to non. If in large vessels, cardiovascular collapse can occur. Cava unbrellas are used as a preventative with DVT. No cancer association has been noted.

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If I have cancer is there an increased risk for me to get pulmonary embolism?

Yes. Cancers can lead to "hypercoagulability" states. This means that your blood can more easily form a clot. The same also applies to recent surgery, trauma, etc. Read more...
Yes. Cancer is considered a hypercoagulable state which means the blood is more likely to form clots. These clots can lead to such conditions as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (pe). Read more...
Yes. Certain cancers may have more risk (pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers), because they might increase certain chemical substances in body or secret them to increase the blood clot formation. Also chemo may increase the risk as well. Immobility in people with advanced cancer can be another risk. Damage to the blood vessel walls from the cancer or even from treatment may be a risk. Read more...
Yes. Yes. Sometimes clots precede cancer. Certainly cancer is a high risk factor for clotting. The physician who described trousseau syndrome ended up developing developing gastric cancer and dying of the syndrome he was eponymous for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/trousseau_syndrome also, certain treatments for cancer can be clot promoting. Read more...
Yes. Cancer can lead to a pro clot or pro thrombotic state, and pulmonary emoblism may be a byproduct of that. Read more...
Yes... Malignancy is a risk factor to developing a clot because it causes a hypercoaguable state. If you develop symptoms like acute shortness of breath or sudden leg swelling, you should be evaluated at an er right away. Keeping yourself mobile will tend to decrease your risk so keep moving and see your doctor regularly so this can be monitored. Good luck to you with your cancer therapy! Read more...

Will my mom, who has lung cancer, have a higher chance of getting a pulmonary embolism on a flight?

Yes. Patients with cancer are at a greater risk of developing blood clots. Ask your doctor about compression stockings that may reduce the risk clots in the legs. Also, i recommend to get up at least once an hour to walk around the plane. Read more...
Yes. Cancer is a well-known risk factor for blood clots. If the flight is short (which is relative these days with the long wait times, security etc), the risk is not so high but particularly with longer flights, ask your doctor for prophylaxis - she can get a blood-thinner shot beforehand. Oxygen requirement is another issue as there is less oxygen at altitudes. Consult your doctor! Read more...

Can a little clot bubble that formed after IV cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?

No. These little bubbles get into the veins all the time and cause no troubles. The bubbles that cause damage in scuba divers and caisson disease cause problem by a different mechanism. Read more...

My bf was hospitalised for pulmonary embolism. Docs said they'll have to use ultrasound to break up the clot. What all is involved in this procedure?

Pulmonary Embolism. Catheter-directed high frequency ultrasound can enable the thrombolytic agent(substance which clears the clots) to better penetrate the embolus. Without thrombolytics, the technique has no proven benefit. Read more...

Previous pulmonary embolism suspected to be from tamoxifen, is there a good substitute that doesn't carry clotting risk? Been told Clomid (clomiphene) is a no go

Why on Tamoxifen? Breast cancer or prevention? One could consider zoladex, (goserelin) however, it would put you into a temporary post menopausal state. You need to stop the tamoxifen. There is another drug called toremifene but it also has a clotting risk. Hope this helps. Read more...
WHY TAMOXIFEN? Tamoxifen is commonly used for breast cancer treatment.If that is the reason for using it, then it can be replaced with another antihormone drug like Arimidex or femara (letrozole). Read more...