University of Washington, Seattle;
VA Puget Sound Medical Center, Seattle
Objective: To quantify the incidence of suicide in US cancer patients. Hypotheses: (1) cancer patients have a higher suicide rate than the US general population and (2) head and neck cancer (HNC) patients have a higher suicide rate compared with patients with other types of cancer.
Design: Retrospective cohort study.
Misono S, Fann J, Weiss N, Yueh B. S093 Suicide Rates in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):859-860. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.859-c