Blood clots are gel-like clumps of blood. They are beneficial when they form in response to an injury or a cut, plugging the injured blood vessel, which stops bleeding.
Cancer patients are at a higher risk than the general population of developing serious blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the legs or pulmonary.
Cancer and the risk of blood clots. I have been told that I am more at risk of developing something called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) because I have cancer.