another ‘no shit, sherlock’ story.
a canadian doctor warns of the high suicide rate among cancer patients.
At about 24 suicides per 100,000 among cancer patients per year, the rate was between two and two-and-a-half times that of the general population. Overall, the U.S. population records 10.6 suicides per 100,000 people, including cancer patients.
Dr. Kendal, a radiation oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, said the risk of suicide varied according to a number of factors, including gender, prognosis, the stage of the disease, the type of cancer and the patient’s family situation.