This is Gordon. Gordon is 44 years old and works as a journalist.
One year ago, just after Gordon and his wife had bought their first home, Gordon was diagnosed with lung cancer. Three months later, while he was still coming to terms with both the diagnosis and the demands of cancer treatment, Gordon developed a painful and swollen right leg. Compression ultrasound scans confirmed that Gordon had suffered a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
For patients such as Gordon, a cancer diagnosis isn’t just associated with the burden of the malignant disease itself but also with that of cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT). Patient safety is a key consideration for physicians treating patients such as Gordon and must be balanced carefully against efficacy when making treatment choices.
What can we learn from clinical trial data in order to guide appropriate treatment choice?