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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

Swelling

Swelling

Pain tenderness

Pain or tenderness not caused by injury

Warm skin

Skin that is warm to the touch

Redness

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

Difficulty breathing

Difficulty breathing

Chest pain

Chest pain that worsens with a deep breath or cough

Coughing blood

Coughing up blood

Faster heart

Faster than normal or irregular heartbeat

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