Professor Simon Noble answers:
Advice to patients
Simon shares a bit about himself and his area of expertise: research into cancer-related blood clots and treatment of thrombosis patients.
As a former cancer patient, Prof. Noble knows what is important to patients is not always crucial to doctors. His studies help bridge the gap.
All cancer patients have an increased risk of blood clots. But different types and stages of cancer can affect the risk of developing clots.
Learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of blood clots — and do not assume they are just harmless side effects of having cancer.
If family members of cancer patients do not have information about cancer and thrombosis, they do not have the chance to be proactive carers.
Blood clots can be quite debilitating. Meet Kaye who suffered several blood clots in her lungs and hear how this affected her life. Kaye was later diagnosed with cancer and in this short video she provides her own advice to patients.
Meet Kaye, a midwife from the UK who was diagnosed with blood clots. As a healthcare professional, she believes cancer patients should receive more information about the risk of blood clots.
Being a midwife, Kaye who was diagnosed with blood clots and cancer, thinks equal emphasis on symptoms of infection and blood clots should be given to cancer patients.