Thursday, February 23, 2006

Patients Diagnosed with Blood Clots at Increased Risk for Breast and Colon Cancers, February 23, 2006
According to a recent article published in the journal Cancer, individuals who are hospitalized for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) are thought to have a significantly increased risk of developing colon cancer or breast cancer within the following two years. Breast cancer and colon cancer are two of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. Researchers continue to evaluate which individuals might be at a higher risk of developing these cancers; these high-risk individuals may benefit from a more intensive screening program to detect and treat the cancers in their earliest stages. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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