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Suicide rates among oral cancer patients on the rise


Suicide rates among patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer have increased significantly over the past three decades, particularly among male patients during the first year after diagnosis. As many as half of patients with head and neck cancer suffer from depression, among the highest of all oncology patients. However, despite documented high rates of depression and suicide among patients with head and neck cancer, studies examining suicide and other noncancer-related deaths in patients with OC/OP have not been published. (May require free registration to view article.) more

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