Can thrombosis in cancer patients be prevented?

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Preventing venous thrombosis in patients with cancer is fundamental for several reasons: once the thrombosis has happened it is hard to manage the anticoagulant therapy because of the substantial risk of hemorrhage, and anticoagulants are not very effective and raise the risk of relapse.
Recent evidence indicates that in a patient with cancer, thromboprophylaxis should be considered when there are conditions that raise the risk of thrombosis – these include surgery, prolonged immobilization and antitumoral therapy.