Epidemiology and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in lung cancer.

  title={Epidemiology and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in lung cancer.},
  author={Cihan Ay and Umut Kaan {\"U}nal},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  volume={28 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Cancer is a strong risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE). In patients with lung cancer VTE is a significant cause for morbidity and mortality. The purpose of the review is to summarize the epidemiology of thrombotic events, risk factors for VTE and the clinical impact of VTE in patients with lung cancer. RECENT FINDINGS The rates of VTE in lung cancer patients vary according to different types of investigations, and reach 7 to 13%, including a significant number of… CONTINUE READING
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