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Young cancer survivors have twice the risk of suicide

Survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had a more than two-fold increased risk of suicide compared to their non-cancer peers.

This is the result of a national cohort study by researcher and medical doctor Maria Winther Gunnes at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Bergen (UiB).

“From our study, physician it is not possible to say whether there is a connection between the cancer diagnosis and suicide on an individual level, but what we see is an association at population level,” says Winther Gunnes.

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