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Teachable Moment | Less Is More

Cancer Screening After Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism A Teachable Moment

Faizan Khan, BSc1,2; Marc Carrier, MD, MSc2,3; Marc Rodger, MD, MSc2,3
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1School of Epidemiology, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3Thrombosis Program, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(6):739-740. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1783.
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This Teachable Moment discusses how aggressive physicians should be in screening for an occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: Marc Carrier, MD, MSc, Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, 501 Smyth Rd, Box 201A, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6, Canada (mcarrier@toh.on.ca)

Published Online: May 9, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1783.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank the patient for granting permission to publish this information.

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