Bleeding and thrombosis in cancer patients

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Cancer patients can suffer both bleeding and thrombotic complications which can have effects ranging from needing to have new or different therapies to being fatal. Bleeding complications can be due to therapy-related causes such as drug-induced thrombocytopenia or due to the cancer itself such as found in acute promyelocytic leukemia. The same dynamic holds true for thrombotic complications. This chapter will review both bleeding and thrombotic complications of cancer and its treatment focusing on pathogenesis, recognition, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOncologic Emergency Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319263878
ISBN (Print)9783319263854
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Acquired von Willebrand disease
  • Bleeding
  • Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Trousseau syndrome
  • VEGF inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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