This is more analysis After diagnosing cancer, there is a risk of suicide, because researchers continue to be in Cancer 4,661,989 patients evolution With this kind of illness.
Well, After one year of study, 1,585 suicides took place. This means that the suicide risk is 2.5 times higher than in this group of people.
But it does not matter to anyone equally. It was the highest number of suicide pancreatic cancer (8 times higher risk) and lung (6).
On the contrary, in that case A colon or rectal tumor, the risk has doubled (2.08) and, conversely, suicide death risk did not increase significantly after breast and prostate cancer diagnoses.
These data were obtained from the American Surveillance and Epidemiology Program between 2000 and 2014.