Potential increase in cancer risk for stroke survivors

February 13, 2015 8:11 AM

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Potential increase in cancer risk for stroke survivors

In addition, stroke survivors who develop cancer are three-times more likely to die in comparison with survivors who do not develop cancer, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference this year.

Previous research has connected cancer with an increased risk of stroke. Cancer can cause hypercoagulation (excessive blood clotting), and this can be an important stroke risk factor in patients with this disease.

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