The Risk Of Stroke And Aggressive Cancer – Part 2 of 2
Cancer increases the hazard of stroke independently of other stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to the study published Jan 7, 2015 in the roll Annals of Neurology. The researchers didn’t examine why cancer patients are at increased risk for stroke, but it’s believed that cancer and its treatments affect blood vessels and the body’s clotting system, causing the blood to thicken.
So “These findings are associated to patients and their care because stroke often leads to death and disability, especially if it is not quickly diagnosed and treated with clot-busting medicines,” about first author Dr Babak Navi, an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience at Weill Cornell and a neurologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, said in the despatch release. “Patients and their doctors should be vigilant for symptoms and signs of stroke and should immediately call 911 if they occur. In addition, stroke is particularly relevant to cancer patients because strokes often frustrate or delay cancer treatments, resulting in reduced survival” whos phil. The new study found an association between a cancer diagnosis and risk of stroke, but it didn’t prove cause and effect.