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Table 2 Risk factors for VTE in cancer patients

From: Venous thromboembolism in cancer patients: an underestimated major health problem

  Risk factors for VTE in cancer patients
Cancer-related factors Tumor site
Tumor’s histological type
Tumor stage
Tumor grade
Initial period after diagnosis
Treatment-related factors Surgery
Radiotherapy
Chemotherapy
Antiangiogenic drugs
Immunomodulatory drugs
Hormonal therapy
Therapy with erythropoiesis stimulating agents
Blood transfusion
Central lines
Patient-related factors Age
Weight, BMI
Mobility
Comorbidities
Sepsis
Compliance with prophylaxis
Other risk factors Leukocyte count
Platelet count
Anemia
Thrombophilia