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Cancer can also bring about job loss and changes to relationships, including family roles and sexual intimacy. Survivors also may fear the cancer will recur, worries that may contribute to psychological distress.
"It's a well designed study, and the investigators document a significant issue, that is, survivors of cancer continue to struggle well after their treatment and recovery," said Zabora, now dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service. "But you could argue maybe this instrument under diagnosed psychological distress."
The physical and emotional fallout of cancer treatment, including fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting, mouth sores and hair loss, can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression.
Dr. James Zabora, a former associate professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who has researched cancer and mental health issues, said the study was well done but that the measure of mental health has not been scientifically validated for use in cancer survivors.
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Those who are younger, single, have less education and no insurance may suffer more because they have fewer resources to draw from to get through it, he noted.
to manage that stressor. The younger you are, the less experience you have dealing with stressors. The lower your education, the more difficult it is to understand the complex nature of the disease. If you're unmarried, you may have less support."
Those who were relatively young Nike Heels Sneakers at the time of diagnosis, unmarried, had less than a high school education, were uninsured, had other illnesses or had difficulty doing the activities of daily living were at the highest risk of psychological problems.
In the study, 9 percent of long term cancer survivors and 6 percent of individuals without cancer reported seeing or talking to a mental health professional within the previous year. One third of cancer survivors with serious psychological distress reported using mental health services, while 18 percent said they could not afford mental health care.
To gauge the long term psychological impact of the disease, they analyzed mental health and medical data on 4,636 adults who'd survived cancer and 122,220 who had never had cancer. Census Bureau.
In fact, he said, he suspected the incidence of mental health issues among cancer survivors may be higher.
During a follow up period of at least five years and an average of 12 years, about 5.6 percent of cancer survivors were found to have experienced severe psychological distress within the previous month, compared with 3 percent of those without cancer.
By Jennifer ThomasTHURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) Cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends, new research shows.
The United States is home to 12 million cancer survivors, or 4 percent of the population, numbers that are expected to rise as cancer screening improves and Baby Boomers age, according to the researchers, from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
treatment ends, some, including fatigue, can linger for months or years."Chemotherapy is an effective treatment because it's toxic to the cancer cells, but sometimes it does collateral damage," Stein said.
Getting a diagnosis of cancer and going through chemotherapy can be among life's most trying experiences, said Kevin Stein, the American Cancer Society's director of quality of life research.
The study appears in the July 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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