Category Archives: Blood Clots

articles about blood clots and thromboses

Thrombosis Risk Rises in Women With Myeloproliferative Disorders – OncologySTAT

This happened to me, two years before I was diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera. Now I know that my experience is shared with other women with MPNs. The number of MPN patients is small and I do not wish this disease on anyone. Yet there is some macabre comfort in knowing that I’m not alone. Hopefully,… Read More »

The Traffic Jam Within: A Primer on Blood Clots and Thrombosis

The 6th Annual International MPN Patient Symposium began with Dr. Babette Weksler giving us a fascinating overview on the invisible threat to people living with Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Essential Thrombocythemia (ET):  thrombosis. Dr. Weksler is with the Weill Cornell Medical College and Center.  She has studied and treated patients with thrombosis for over 35 years.  Dr. Weksler focuses on… Read More »

A Few Quick Thoughts from the 2011 MPN Patient Symposium

I just got back home from the whirlwind trip to New York City for the 6th International Patient MPN Symposium sponsored by the MPN Research Foundation and the Cancer Research & Treatment Fund.  The day was filled with fascinating speakers (several of whom were new to me) and each of them taught me something new.… Read More »

4th Anniversary of my Second Chance

October 14, 2007 — a day as important as my birthday!Four years ago today, Dr. Darryl Tookes quite literally saved my life with his expert emergency surgery. October 14th or 15th could very well have been the date after the dash on my tombstone (if I had one). Dr. Tookes discovered clots in the portal,… Read More »

Tired of the Rat Poison? Alternatives to Warfarin (Coumadin) are Available

Friday afternoon I received a phone call from Andrea, my Anti-coagulation Pharmacist at Kaiser.  She wanted to know how I’m feeling and what’s been going on with me.  It wasn’t a personal call;  I had my blood drawn earlier in the day and the results came back:  my Prothrombin Time PT/INR was 5.7.  This is… Read More »

Thrombosis Risk Rises in Women With Myeloproliferative Disorders – OncologySTAT

I found this on-line resource, OncologySTAT, that provides news articles (most likely press releases) and other current information on a broad range of cancers, current research, upcoming trials, and conferences of oncologists and researchers. The site requires registration (free) with an email address to view the full articles. TIP #1  for patients:    create a… Read More »