Why are cancer patients at risk for developing blood clots?
It can come as an unpleasant surprise that cancer patients need to be aware of the risks and warning signs of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). After all, the two diseases seem worlds apart. So why does the link exist? We do not know all the reasons but can identify three main factors that impact your likelihood for developing a blood clot (DVT): the type of cancer you are diagnosed with, how it is being treated, and your level of physical activity.