For the research were the data of more than eight million cancer patients in the US under the microscope. The data were from men, women, children and the elderly. More than 13,000 patients committed suicide after the diagnosis. In ratio is that number four times as large as in the healthy population. the
Also, was there in the first place, no distinction is made between the different types of cancer. Happened, it turned out that young white men with lung cancer, a head-halstumor, testicle, or lymphoma, the largest part of the zelfmoordslachtoffers part.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States -and also in Belgium, where heart disease is the major cause of death, followed by cancer - in reality die most cancer patients, not cancer, but the consequences including suicide. “Depression is often a result of the diagnosis,” said Nicholas Zaorsky, oncologist at the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. “This depression can eventually lead to suicide.”
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