No evidence on screening for cancerBMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5079 (Published 31 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5079
- Simon P Hart, senior lecturer in respiratory medicine1
- 1Hull York Medical School, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull HU16 5JQ, UK
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) now recommends screening for cancer in patients aged over 40 years with a first unprovoked deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. However, this comprises a small section of the venous thromboembolism (VTE) guideline,1 which otherwise adds little to existing guidelines. The British Thoracic Society and European Society …
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