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How blood clots go from good to bad
If you have been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, you may be hearing the term DVT very often. DVT, an abbreviation for ‘deep vein thrombosis’, is the name of the condition, and many doctors and nurses also refer to the blood clot that causes the condition as a DVT. In this article, you can find out what a blood clot actually is, and how it can begin to cause problems.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) risk factors
Various conditions and medications can affect the way your blood clots, which can lead to a higher likelihood of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If you already plan to speak with your oncologist about the risk of DVT, let them know about any additional factors that could further increase your risk.
What does blood do?
It is in the news, in history and it runs through our veins. But many of us don’t know what blood actually does. If you have been diagnosed with cancer or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), now could be a good time to learn a bit more about its role and how it plays a part in your condition.
FAQs: Must know facts about clots
When a blood clot develops in one of the veins located deep within the body, it is referred to as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. If the clot (known as a thrombus) is not dissolved by the body, a piece can break loose and travel through the veins and onto the lungs. When this happens, the condition is called pulmonary embolism or PE.