About The Study: In this study of individuals diagnosed with cancer from 43 states during the past 2 decades, researchers found that suicide risks decreased but remained higher compared with the general population. Geographic, racial and ethnic, socioeconomic, and clinical characteristics, some of which are modifiable, contributed to the elevated risks. Timely symptom management and targeted psychosocial interventions are warranted for suicide prevention in individuals diagnosed with cancer.
Authors: Xuesong Han, Ph.D., of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, is the corresponding author.
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