Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots with Cancer

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Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase the risk for blood clots

If you have cancer or are being treated for cancer, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of blood clots.

Contact your cancer doctor if you experience any of these signs or symptoms of a blood clot.

Signs and symptoms of a blood clot in a person’s leg or arm may include:

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Swelling

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Pain or tenderness not caused by injury

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Skin that is warm to the touch

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Redness or discoloration of the skin

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these signs or symptoms of a blood clot.

Signs and symptoms of a blood clot in a person’s lung may include:

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Difficulty breathing

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Chest pain that worsens with a deep breath or cough

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Coughing up blood

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Faster than normal or irregular heartbeat