Anyone have a blood clot before their cancer diagnosis?

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Anyone have a blood clot before their cancer diagnosis?

by ljayr on Thu Apr 11, 2019 03:22 PM

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Hi,

Our 42 year old, healthy, active daughter woke up a few weeks ago with a swollen, red, sore, tingly right arm.  She thought she had slept on it incorrectly and thought it would go away.  As the day wore on, the arm got worse, so she contacted her doctor. They did some scans and tests and discovered she has a blood clot in her right armpit.  Her doctor put her on a blood thinner (Xarelto) and referred her to a hematologist/oncologist for further testing.  That appointment is in a few weeks.  I did the wrong thing by googling an armpit blood clot, but that's what a mother does, right?  Anyway, there were a number of sites that said that many times a blood clot precedes a cancer diagnosis.  Has anyone had anything like this???  Another strange thing was that she had a mammogram a few days prior to this, so I'm also wondering if anyone has gotten a blood clot from having a mammogram?  Her mammogram came back ok.  Our family has had a lot of cancer, so if there is anyone out there that has had something like this and came back with a cancer diagnosis, please don't be afraid to tell me.  I'd rather have case studies and be prepared to help her fight this, instead of being in denial.  Thank you very much.  

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