Systematic screening for occult cancer in elderly patients with venous thromboembolism: a prospective study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Cancer is an established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the incidence of cancer increases in the elderly. The benefit of screening for occult cancers in this population is still not clear. AIM To evaluate a systematic screening programme for cancer in elderly patients with VTE. METHODS This was a prospective study with a 12… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02448.x

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