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To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) asks its medical experts to develop recommendations for specific areas of cancer care. In 2007, ASCO developed a clinical practice guideline about preventing and treating blood clots for people with cancer. These recommendations were updated in 2013 to reflect new research. This guide for patients is based on ASCO's recommendations.
- Blood clots often occur for many reasons in people with cancer, especially in those with certain types of cancer or cancer that has spread.
- Blood clots can be prevented and treated with medication.
Talk with your doctor about your risk of developing a blood clot and the steps you can take to prevent one.