Some cancer patients more likely to get blood clot


April 14, 2010

The Washington Post

LONDON -- Men with prostate cancer being treated with hormone therapy have a slightly higher risk of developing a blood clot, new research says.

Experts analyzed data on more than 30,000 Swedish men with prostate cancer who were receiving hormone treatment. Men without prostate cancer had about a 1 in 1,000 chance of getting a blood clot. In men with prostate cancer on hormone treatment, researchers said that risk increased to about 4 in 1,000. The research was published online Wednesday in the British medical journal, Lancet Oncology... read more