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Br J Cancer. 1998 Apr;77(7):1194-6.

High suicide mortality soon after diagnosis among cancer patients in central Italy.

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  • 1UO Epidemiologia, CSPO Presidio per la prevenzione oncologica, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Firenze, Italia.

Abstract

A high suicide mortality risk has been documented among a population-based cohort of 27 123 cancer patients resident in central Italy where the general suicide rate is low. Forty-one suicides were observed (SMR = 2.36) which were only 0.2% of all deaths. However, the highest risk (SMR = 27.7) during the first 6 months after diagnosis, represents a greater contrast with the general population than has been observed in other studies.

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PMC2150136
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