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Cancer survivors, and their partners, more likely to have anxiety than depression
Cancer survivors, and their partners, more likely to have anxiety than depression

(June 4, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From the UK - Cancer survivors, and their partners, are more likely to suffer long-term anxiety than depression, according to a report published in the Lancet. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis comprised of over 25 studies and 500,000 cancer survivors. Results showed that levels of depression in cancer survivors 2 or more years after diagnosis were roughly equivalent to adults with no cancer history. However, cancer survivors were 27% more likely to experience anxiety 2 or more years after diagnosis, with risk increasing to 50% 10 or more years after diagnosis.  As well, researchers found that partners were even more likely to experience anxiety than the survivors themselves.

 
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