Cancer Diagnosis May Be Associated With Increased Risk For Anxiety, Depression

HealthDay (4/28, Preidt) reports that research published in JAMA Oncology “details the psychological damage” a cancer diagnosis “often leaves in its wake for patients.” Investigators “found much higher rates of anxiety, depression and even drug and alcohol abuse for those who’ve been told ‘you have cancer,’ compared to healthier people.”

Related Links:

— “‘You’ve Got Cancer’ Can Take Devastating Mental Toll,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 28, 2016.

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