How common is thrombophilia?

Alexander Kofinas M.D.

In the United States alone, 2 million people die every year because of this condition. To put this in perspective, all cancers in the US combined kill only 500,000 people per year. However, looking at the death toll can be deceiving since many people who suffer from strokes or other blood clotting episodes may survive but remain disabled. Overall, 30-50% of all people suffer from either genetic or acquired thrombophilia.