Venous thrombosis being a well-known complication of cancer, healthy patients presenting with a venous thrombo-embolism episode should be investigated for cancer.The thrombotic risk depends on tumor type, the stage or extent of the cancer, and treatment with antineoplastic agents. Furthermore, age, surgery, immobilization, and other comorbid features will also influence the thrombotic complications. Treatment for cancer (such as surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy) also contributes to increasing the thrombotic risk in cancer patients.
Citation: Mirshahi S, Pritchard LL, Pocard M, Mirshahi M, Soria J (2015) Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of Venous Hypercoagulable States in Cancer. J Hematol Thrombo Dis 3:211. doi: 10.4172/2329-8790.1000211