Suicide risk higher in people with cancer, US study finds
Dion Smyth Lecturer, Cancer and palliative care at Birmingham City School of Nursing and Midwifery
Following on from the recent UK study – which found people with cancer have a 20% increased risk of suicide, especially those associated with a worse prognosis (Public Health England 2018) – this American study has also found that people in the US who have cancer are similarly at increased risk of taking their own life.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 17, 6, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/cnp.17.6.10.s8