Tag Archives: Cancer

Suicide risk rises in year following cancer diagnosis

(Reuters Health) – Although cancer survival rates have greatly improved in recent decades, a diagnosis with certain types of cancer can still be upsetting enough to increase a patient’s risk of suicide, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 4.6 million cancer patients, including 1,585 people who died by suicide within one… Read More »

Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

Cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared to those without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors, new research has found. It was also discovered that among privately insured survivors, those who enrolled in high deductible health plans and did not have health savings accounts… Read More »