VTE Occult Cancer Screening

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Screening for Occult CA in VTE

Limited approach
  1. basic laboratory testing (CBC, CMP)
  2. chest radiography,
  3. breast, cervical, colon and prostate cancer screening


Comprehensive approach
  1. the limited strategy plus CT of the abdomen and pelvis


Causes

consider testing for Genetic Causes ALASCA

Antithrombin III
Leiden (Factor V)
APC (Activated Protein C)
S-protein deficiency
C-protein deficiency
Antiphospholipid antibody




References

Screening for Occult CA in Unprovoked VTE

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