New research shows that the danger of suicide increments altogether in the main year after cancer diagnosis, and this increase does not vary according to the type of cancer diagnosed. Published in the online edition of Cancer, a journal reviewed by experts from the American Cancer Society, the findings point to the importance of assessing the risk of suicide in recently analyzed patients and guaranteeing that patients approach social and passionate help.
Suicide is the tenth cause of death in the United States (in Puerto Rico, it is the third cause of violent death) and the incidence of suicidal death is greater among cancer patients than in the general population. To estimate the risk of suicide within a year after a cancer diagnosis, a team led by the lead authors: Hesham Hamoda, of the Children’s Hospital of Boston and the School of Medicine of Harvard University (United States), and Ahmad Alfaar , of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, in Germany, examined the information on all patients with cancer in the database of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Final Results (SEER, in English) between 2000 and 2014.
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