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Stage 2b, her 2 breast cancer, 40 yrs old-dx 4/13-neoadjuvant treatment. Just recently diagnosis with several pulmonary emboli. What should I ask my doctor?

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Dr. Paul Collins
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Cause and Treatment

Cancers can cause blood clots most often as a result of not walking after recent surgery with a blood clot forming in the legs which then breaks off and goes to the lungs.
This is treated with blood thinning medications and if contraindicated a vena caval filter can be placed which catches the clots. Why you developed this and how long and what type of treatment for this is advisable to ask.

In brief: Cause and Treatment

Cancers can cause blood clots most often as a result of not walking after recent surgery with a blood clot forming in the legs which then breaks off and goes to the lungs.
This is treated with blood thinning medications and if contraindicated a vena caval filter can be placed which catches the clots. Why you developed this and how long and what type of treatment for this is advisable to ask.
Dr. Paul Collins
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Dr. Uzma Chaudhry
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Blood thinners

Cancer causes the blood to get thick and can cause clots that travel to the lungs.
Ask ur doc if she needs to b on blood thinners and for how long.

In brief: Blood thinners

Cancer causes the blood to get thick and can cause clots that travel to the lungs.
Ask ur doc if she needs to b on blood thinners and for how long.
Dr. Uzma Chaudhry
Dr. Uzma Chaudhry
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