Published in Blood Weekly, March 30th, 2006
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Medicine, "Little is known about the frequency of death from pulmonary embolism in patients who die with cancer. We investigated this on the basis of data from death certificates, as listed by the United States Bureau of the Census in the period 1980-1998."
"Among patients with cancer who died over the 19-year period of study, pulmonary embolism was the listed cause of death in .21% (95% confidence interval. [CI] .21-.22%). The frequency of death from pulmonary embolism in patients who died with cancer...
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