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Oral Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

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

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.

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