Healing Chemotherapy-induced Deep Vein Thrombosis aka blood clot

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Deep-vein thromboses aka blood clots  seemingly appear out of nowhere. Chemo can cause blood clots. Cancer can cause blood clots. Sitting can cause blood clots. Make no mistake. Blood clots are  complicated, sneaky and can kill. As one of the blog posts linked and excerpted below explains, conventional therapies such as blood thinning drugs don’t always prevent blood clots. And blood thinning therapies come with side effects of their own.

According to research, more than 10 million people worldwide are diagnosed with a blood clot annually. 

So what is a person to do? While I’m not a board certified medical doctor and therefore can’t prescribe medicine, I can tell you what I do, how I have remained free from deep vein thromboses since I developed my own chemotherapy-induced DVT in 1995.

Let me be clear. Conventional therapies such as coumadin, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Eliquis, etc. are the norm. I am saying that coumadin caused side effects from me and short, long-term and late stage side effects need to be clearly understood.

Benefit of chemotherapy? 

Was the benefit of my chemo worth my blood clots? Does chemotherapy help cancer patients? Is the cure worse than the disease? I’m not going to tackle that debate in this blog post certainly. But I will say that each and every chemotherapy I underwent from my original diagnosis through my oncologist telling me “we can do nothing more for you”  should have been treated with one or more prophylactic therapies to reduce my risk of a blood clot.

Alternatives to chemotherapy?

Again, this is too big, too complicated a question to be debated in this blog post. In the case of this  post, DVTs, blood clots, the issue is prevention and prophylactics.

Therapies to heal or prevent chemotherapy-induced deep vein thrombosis?

If you have ever had a deep-vein thrombosis/DVT/bloot clot, your live with an increased risk of having another blood clot. Scroll down the page, post a question or a comment and I will reply to you ASAP.


David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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