Navigation Links
Do men with early prostate cancer commit suicide more frequently?
Date:2/25/2010

The introduction of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing as a screening tool for early detection of prostate cancer (PCa) in the beginning of the 1990s drastically increased the detection of PCa. The risk of suicide is increased among cancer patients including men with PCa. To assess the risk of suicide among men diagnosed with PCa subsequent to PSA testing, a nation-wide study was carried out in Sweden. The results are published in the March issue of European Urology, the scientific journal of the European Association of Urology (EAU).

Anxiety related to a crisis reaction may develop into a depression, and several studies have shown that there is a high anxiety level among screeners in various screening programs. However, as in most countries, men who underwent PSA testing in Sweden at the time represent an opportunistic screening population and not a true population-based screening program by invitation. Therefore, they may have been more health conscious, less prone to develop depression, and more prepared to accept the potential side effects of curative treatment than the general population.

The number of suicides registered for cases in the Prostate Cancer Base Sweden (a database in which a number of different registers are merged) cohort was compared with the expected number of suicides in an age-matched general male Swedish population. The strengths of this study include the population-based design with inclusion of approximately 98% of all men in Sweden diagnosed with PCa between1997 and 2006.

There was no evidence for an increased risk of suicide among men diagnosed with early nonpalpable PCa detected by PSA testing. The suicide rate, however, was twice as high among men diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic disease compared with the general male population. This is important to acknowledge in order to focus on the need to identify signs of depression and optimise treatment among this category of patients.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lindy Brouwer
l.brouwer@uroweb.org
European Association of Urology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Damaged protein identified as early diagnostic biomarker for Alzheimers disease in healthy adults
2. FriendsofWater.com Responds to the National Acadamy of Sciences Report that Millions of Americans Get Sick Yearly from Contaminated Water
3. Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Womens Heart Risks
4. Researchers find biomarkers in saliva for detection of early-stage pancreatic cancer
5. 29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases
6. JCI online early table of contents: Feb. 15, 2010
7. Alzheimers Foundation of America Applauds Social Security for Speeding Disability Benefits for Early-Onset Alzheimers Disease
8. Alzheimers Association Applauds Social Security Administration for Adding Early-Onset Alzheimers to Its Compassionate Allowances Initiative
9. MDS Announces Agreements to Divest MDS Pharma Services Early Stage Business
10. Early life stress may predict cardiovascular disease
11. Moms Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Babys Size
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... The TouchPoint Solution, parent company ... metrics into the product’s app. The data replicates and validates Co-Founder and ... just 30 seconds of using Buzzies, people experienced a 74 percent reduction in ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... PKF O’Connor Davies , LLP, the nation’s 26th largest ... the Firm, will participate in the 40th Annual "Empire State Building Run Up" on ... 1,576 steps, a vertical distance equal to about a fifth of a mile, to ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Wooden and plastic balance boards have been around since at least the 1950s ... is the first and only balance board to use a patent-pending design featuring high-pressure ... the same time as well as skill-level adjustable for all ages and abilities. The ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... paper on Crystallization in Process Chemistry by Applying Simple PAT Tools . ... organic compounds to isolate and purify the desired product. Chemists now spend ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and ... Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Cigna Foundation, encourages proposals supporting high quality ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2017)... GREENWICH, Connecticut , January 24, 2017 ... Gemeinschaftsprojekts mit dem Molecular Surgical Laboratory des Massachusetts General ... angekündigt. Dabei geht es um die Identifizierung und ... von innovativen Ansätzen, dass sie der Resistenz von Antibiotika ... ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... 23, 2017 Optoelectronic components have the ... The interaction of these components with light makes ... range of applications. These components are primarily used ... and healthcare among others. Growing application ... low power consumption, reliability, scalability, and performance is ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... , Jan. 23, 2017 INTRODUCTION ... way from conventional syringes with vials to prefilled ... These modern devices have become preferred devices for ... prefilled syringes has been rising strongly over the ... facilities are now adopting this format for delivering ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: