TITLE

Suicide risk almost double among patients with cancer

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the results of the study on the suicide risk among patients with cancer conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer, and the University of Minnesota. Based on the study, the rate of suicide was 31.4 per 100,000 person-years among patients with cancer. The researchers noted that the appropriate use of psychosocial interventions in patients with cancer can make a positive impact on quality of life.
ACCESSION #
34154574

 

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