Relative risks of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients with cancer

Robert Grubišić-Čabo, Filip Grubišić-Čabo,

General hospital Šibenik

The incidence of pulmonary embolism, and deep venous thrombosis, in patients hospitalized with cancer varies according to the type of malignancy (1). High rate of venous thromboembolism have been reported among patients with kidney and prostate cancers, but patients with bladder cancers did not have a high incidence of associated venous thromboembolism.


Figure 1. Relative risk of venous thromboembolism ranged from 1,02 to 4,34.

1) Stein PD, Beemath A, Frederick AM, et al. Incidence of venous thromboembolism in patients hospitalized with cancer. Am J Med. Jan 2006;119(1):60-68.