Primary prevention of venous thromboembolism in medical and surgical oncology patients

@inproceedings{Stanley2010PrimaryPO,
  title={Primary prevention of venous thromboembolism in medical and surgical oncology patients},
  author={A. Louise Stanley and Annie Young},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2010}
}
Recent data suggest that patients with a malignancy have a seven-fold increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with those without cancer, suggesting that these patients may benefit from thromboprophylaxis. Mechanisms for the prevention of thromboembolism can be divided into two broad categories: mechanical and pharmacological. Although generally used in combination with pharmacotherapy, little evidence exists for the efficacy of mechanical modalities either in the broader… CONTINUE READING
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