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Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies

(7/23/2012)

Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
HealthDay News
July 20, 2012

People with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have a 2.6 times increased risk of developing cancer, a new study contends.

The findings raise questions about whether people with serious mental illness receive appropriate cancer screenings and preventive care to help them avoid cancer risk factors such as smoking, the researchers said.

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http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/07/20/serious-mental-illness-tied-to-higher-cancer-injury-risk-studies


Keywords: serious, mental illness, higher, cancer, injury, risk



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