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.
Meet Angela Jones, who tells the story of her mother’s thrombosis. Although her mother acquired it while being treated for cancer, she was not aware of the connection between DVT and cancer.
Sometimes, people brush symptoms aside. It is important to listen to your body. Meet Kaye and hear how difficult it was for her to accept something could be wrong.
If family members of cancer patients do not have information about cancer and thrombosis, they do not have the chance to be proactive carers.
Meet Kaye, a cancer patient with blood clots, who believes it is important to receive repeated information about the risk of blood clots.