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ERIC Number: EJ1010415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Women with Gynecologic Malignancies Have a Greater Incidence of Suicide than Women with Other Cancer Types
Ward, Kristy K.; Roncancio, Angelica M.; Plaxe, Steven C.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v43 n1 p109-115 Feb 2013
To evaluate risk of suicide of women with invasive gynecologic malignancies, the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (1973-2007) was queried. Suicide per 100,000 women with gynecologic malignancies was compared with that of women with other malignancies; suicide was 30% more likely in those with gynecologic malignancies. Most suicides occurred within 4 years of diagnosis. Better understanding of the descriptive epidemiology of suicide among women with gynecologic malignancies could lead to improved risk assessment, screening, and prevention of this potentially avoidable cause of death. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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