Risk For Suicide, Accidental Death May Be Higher In First Year After A Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer Than Other Cancers

Medscape (4/1, Johnson) reports that research indicates that “the risk for suicide and accidental death is higher in the first year after a diagnosis of prostate cancer than other cancers.” While “the risk for suicide is not higher overall…it is during the first year, ‘specifically in men who are not treated,’ said investigator Christian Meyer, MD.” The “finding comes from an analysis of diagnosis data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, presented…at the European Association of Urology 30th Annual Congress.”

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