Cancer Diagnosis Ups Risk of Suicide, Cardiovascular Death

The shock of a cancer diagnosis can have deadly consequences, according to a new study that linked the diagnosis to an increased risk of suicide, heart attack and stroke. The Swedish study followed more than 6 million adult men and women, 786 of whom were diagnosed with various cancers during the 15-year follow-up. Compared to their cancer-free counterparts, people who were recently diagnosed with cancer had a 12.6 percent higher risk of suicide and a 5.6 percent higher risk of cardiovascular...Full Story
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