Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Raises Risk Of Suicide

May 20, 2014 12:28 AM

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According to a new study, a diagnosis of prostrate cancer can prove so unnerving, upping the odds for either death by suicide or from a fatal heart attack.

Dr. Lorelei A. Mucci, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School called these research findings hardly surprising as any diagnosis of cancer is always acutely distressful, causing acute stress resulting in changes in cardiovascular risk factors. As well, the diagnosis on top of an ...

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