New Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
A diagnosis of cancer — particularly lung, pancreatic, or colorectal cancer — is associated with an increased short-term risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke is particularly relevant to cancer patients because strokes often preclude or delay cancer treatments, resulting in reduced survival.
@michell Results showed that patients with cancer had an increased risk for stroke compared with the individuals who did not have cancer, especially in the first 3 months after cancer diagnosis. This was particularly noticeable for patients with lung, colorectal, or pancreatic cancer. The excess risks attenuated over time and were generally no longer present beyond 1 year.