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Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced DiseaseA clinical guide$
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Simon I R Noble, Miriam J Johnson, and Agnes Y Y Lee

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232048

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.001.0001

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Treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism in advanced cancer

Treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism in advanced cancer

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(p.91) Chapter 6 Treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism in advanced cancer
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Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease
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Agnes Y.Y. Lee (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.003.0006

This chapter discusses the treatment and secondary prevention measures for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in advanced cancer. It evaluates the general approach to treating cancer patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism and discusses some controversial areas of management. It provides several reports to illustrate management options and considerations that are unique to patients with advanced disease.

Keywords:   VTE, treatment, disease prevention, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism

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