Blase N. Polite and Elizabeth B. Lamont Are venous thromboembolic events associated with subsequent breast and colorectal carcinoma diagnoses in the elderly? Cancer 106
Article first published online: 12 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21672
Hospitalization for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with an increased risk of a diagnosis of breast or colorectal carcinoma in the next 2 years. Physicians should be vigilant in assessing the cancer screening status of patients who have a new DVT and/or PE to be certain that they are up to date with recommended breast and colorectal screening guidelines.
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