If you're one of the 20% percent of people overall who develop a blood clot after a diagnosis of cancer, or if you're trying to learn as much as you can to be proactive, this free workshop provided by CancerCare may be for you.
Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis (DVTs)) and subsequent pulmonary emboli, are a complication of cancer that I speak of often on my soapbox. Why such a passion? It breaks my heart when I learn of people who fight so hard and endure treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, only to succumb to blood clots. And it happens way too often.
Not only does it happen too often, it usually happens at home, something that has surprised more than one person I've spoken to in the past. It seems the public understands that treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy raise the risk, but what's less understood is that blood clots may not show up right away. In fact, it's usually after someone is home from the hospital and healing when they make their presence known. Hence - knowing what might signal their presence - is something I want everyone to understand.
The workshop titled, "What's New in the Management of Blood Clots for Cancer Patients" will talk about the importance of blood clots, as well as ways of preventing them when possible and treating them when they occur.
The Date: - Friday, October 19, 2012
The Time: - 1:30 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
The Website to Register: - Connect ® Workshop
What do you need to know to recognize, and possible prevent, blood clots during your cancer treatment? Check out this article as well:
University of Rochester Medical Center. URMC Study: Most Cancer-related Blood Clots Occur in Outpatients. December 12, 2011. http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3364