Suicide Risk High For Adolescents, Young Adults In The Year After Cancer Diagnosis.

Medscape (10/31, Osterweil) reports that research published online in the Annals of Oncology indicate that during “the year after a cancer diagnosis, adolescents and young adults are at more than twice the risk of attempting or committing suicide.”

HealthDay (10/31) reports that researchers looked at data on about 8 million Swedish people “aged 15 to 30.” The investigators “found that those with a cancer diagnosis had a 60 percent greater risk of suicide or attempted suicide compared to similar young people without cancer.” The researchers found that “the risk peaked the first year after diagnosis, when it was 150 percent higher.”

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— “Suicide a Risk for Young Cancer Patients, Study Finds, “Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, October 30, 2013.

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