For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late

(HealthDay News) — People with psychiatric disorders have a 30 percent higher death rate from cancer, even though they are no more likely to develop the disease than others. And the underlying reason may be relatively simple: Their cancer is frequently discovered late, often after it has spread, a new Australian study finds.

It’s long been known that people with psychiatric conditions — ranging from alcohol and drug disorders to depression and schizophrenia — are less apt to seek regular medical attention and pursue a healthy lifestyle.

via For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late.

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