The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is conducting a survey to find out more about patient awareness of cancer-associated thrombosis (blood clots) and how to help prevent and/or identify blood clots if they occur. The ISTH is keen to obtain feedback from patients from Australia and New Zealand as there has been a low response rate to date.
As MPN patients need to be vigilant about blood clots, you may wish to add your views. Responses are anonymous and the questionnaire takes less than five minutes to complete.
The ISTH advises that ‘Patients with cancer have a high risk of blood clot formation in their veins or arteries due to the cancer itself and anti-cancer treatments. Patient awareness of these complications is key for prompt recognition of symptoms and signs, risk factors, timely referral to hospital for diagnosis and treatment, as well as for informed discussion with doctors about use of blood thinners for prevention.’
‘This questionnaire is intended for patients with cancer and aims at assessing their knowledge and satisfaction about the information received by health-care providers on the potential risks of cancer-associated blood clots and use of blood thinners.’
The survey can be assessed via the link below.