The cancer-fighting drug Avastin may be linked to sparking risks of blood clots in legs and lungs by what is reported to be nearly 33%. The chances of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) increased significantly in the cancer patients taking Avastin. The report said that researchers found,
“11.9 percent incidence of blood clots in patients treated with the drug, and 6.3 percent had more serious high-grade blood clots, said the study published in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).”
However the severity and placement of the blood clots varied patient-to-patient depending on the type of cancer they had.
The highest instance of blood clots was among patients with colorectal cancer and the lowest was those with breast cancer, 19.3% and 7.3% respectively. The research urged patients to study the repercussions of Avastin before using it, and for those already using it to take caution and seek out the advice of a physician.