Women, thrombosis, and cancer

Thromb Res. 2019 Sep;181 Suppl 1:S47-S53. doi: 10.1016/S0049-3848(19)30367-6.


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major common complication in cancer patients. Risk-adapted thromboprophylaxis and antithrombotic therapy for patients diagnosed with VTE can reduce the recurrence of VTE events. Thrombotic risk varies according to cancer type, stage, and comorbidities. The current review analyzes most recent data and provides clinical guidance for the management of women with cancer-associated thrombosis.

Keywords: Anticoagulant; Cancer; Contraception; Hormone therapy; Pregnancy; Venous thromboembolism; Women's health issues.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / pathology
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Thrombosis / diagnosis*
  • Thrombosis / pathology
  • Thrombosis / therapy