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Three-Quarters of Depressed Urban Cancer Patients Previously Undiagnosed

Oct 04,2017

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Source: https://www.itnonline.com/content/three-quarters-depressed-urban-cancer-patients-previously-undiagnosed

A new study of patients at an urban cancer center points to a potentially serious problem that may limit the impact of clinical cancer care — undiagnosed depression. Among the 40 percent of patients at the center who were diagnosed with depression, three in four had not previously been told they were depressed. Female patients and disabled patients also were more likely to be depressed, according to research presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology