Risk of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis in England

Research Paper / Henson et al.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(1):51-60. Published originally November 21, 2018

This research paper highlights a clear association between cancer diagnosis and risk of suicide.

A diagnosis of cancer carries a substantial risk of psychological distress.

This is the first national population-based study in England on the area of the risk of suicide after cancer diagnosis. This paper also looks at different types of cancer and associated risk factors for suicide.

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