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Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with lung cancer

Results from a large-scale patient population study, recently published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, reveal palliative care is associated with a reduced risk of suicide in veterans ... read more

Palliative Care May Improve Survival, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

This was not the first study to outline the benefit of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. Other research found that it may reduce the risk of suicide in veterans with stage 3b or 4 ... read more

Antidepressants in Patients With Advanced Cancer: When They’re Warranted and How to Choose Therapy

In a study evaluating the use of escitalopram among cancer patients in palliative care, 18 patients who met the DSM ... Valenstein M, Kim HM, Ganoczy D, et al. Higher-risk periods for suicide among VA ... read more

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Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with advanced lung cancer

A new study reveals that palliative care is linked with reduced risk of suicide in veterans with advanced lung cancer. The study has been published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. ... read more

Palliative Care May Reduce Suicide Risk in Veterans with Lung Cancer

Veterans with advanced lung cancer face a significantly higher risk of suicide compared to the already high rate among veterans. But this suicide risk is greatly reduced when they receive at least one ... read more

Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with advanced lung cancer

"Suicide is a significant national public health problem, especially among lung cancer patients and among veterans," said lead author Donald R. Sullivan, MD, MA, assistant professor of medicine at ... read more



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