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Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects: Study

Breast cancer survivors also had up to twice the risk of depression

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests. The study team examined data from 60 previously published studies of women who had survived breast cancer that focused on a variety of psychological issues as well as challenges with cognitive and sexual function one year or more after treatment. “We already knew that women experience substantial psychological distress around the breast cancer diagnosis and during the ...

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:28 IST