Management of Venous Thromboembolism: Prevention and Treatment in Patients with Cancer

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

February 11, 2021

Last Updated Month/Year

February 21, 2024

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospice, Hospital

Intended Users

Social worker, physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant


Prevention, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D054556 - Venous Thromboembolism


Venous Thromboembolism, Clinical guidelines, Cancer patients, thromboprophylaxis, hemorrahage, eustachian tube disorders, low-molecular-weight heparin, direct oral anticoagulants

Source Citation

Lyman GH, Carrier M, Ay C, Di Nisio M, Hicks LK, Khorana AA, Leavitt AD, Lee AYY, Macbeth F, Morgan RL, Noble S, Sexton EA, Stenehjem D, Wiercioch W, Kahale LA, Alonso-Coello P. American Society of Hematology 2021 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: prevention and treatment in patients with cancer. Blood Adv. 2021 Feb 23;5(4):927-974. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2020003442. Erratum in: Blood Adv. 2021 Apr 13;5(7):1953. PMID: 33570602; PMCID: PMC7903232.