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Impact of mental health problems on case fatality in male cancer patients

Batty, GD; Whitley, E; Gale, CR; Osborn, D; Tynelius, P; Rasmussen, F; (2012) Impact of mental health problems on case fatality in male cancer patients. British Journal of Cancer , 106 pp. 1842-1845. 10.1038/bjc.2012.150. Green open access

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Abstract

Background: Although mortality rates are elevated in psychiatric patients relative to their healthy counterparts, little is known about the impact of mental health on survival in people with cancer. / Methods and results: Among 16 498 Swedish men with cancer, survival was worse in those with a history of psychiatric hospital admissions: multiply-adjusted hazard ratio (95% confidence interval) comparing cancer mortality in men with and without psychiatric admissions: 1.59 (1.39, 1.83). / Conclusion: Survival in cancer patients is worse among those with a history of psychiatric disease. The mechanisms underlying this association should be further explored.

Type: Article
Title: Impact of mental health problems on case fatality in male cancer patients
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2012.150
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2012.150
Language: English
Additional information: From twelve months after its original publication, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.
Keywords: Cancer epidemiology, Psychiatric disorders
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1344668
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