Excess Risk of Ovarian Ca &  Lymphoma

Excess risk of cancer in patients with primary venous thromboembolism: a national, population-based cohort study

J T Murchison1, L Wylie1 and D L Stockton2

1Department of Radiology, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh-Little France, 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK

2Scottish Cancer Intelligence Unit, NHS Scotland, Information and Statistics Division, Trinity Park House, Edinburgh, EH5 3SQ, UK

Correspondence to: Dr JT Murchison, Department of Radiology, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh-Little France, 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK. E-mail: john.murchison@luht.scot.nhs.uk

We conducted a nationwide, retrospective cohort study assessing the risk of cancer in VTE patients diagnosed in Scotland in 1982-2000. Significantly elevated risks of cancer were sustained for 2 years after VTE diagnosis, most notably for ovarian tumours and lymphomas.

Younger patients were at an increased relative risk from this association.

British Journal of Cancer (2004) 91, 92-95. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6601964

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