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Mental Health and Emotional Stress; Impact of Cancer Diagnosis on Suicide

A cancer diagnosis is an incredibly stressful, life altering event. In concordance with National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) [1], we highlight the significant increased risk of suicide in cancer patients. Prior international studies have reported high suicide rates in cancer population compared to the general population; Higher suicide rates were seen in respiratory and breast cancers in Denmark [2], in respiratory and oropharyngeal cancers in Norway [3] and esophageal, pancreatic, and respiratory cancer patients in Sweden [4].

Author(s): Mohamed Rahouma, Jeffrey L Port

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