Study: Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Suicide, Heart Attack

April 5, 2012 Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM EDT

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Study: Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Suicide, Heart Attack

April 5, 2012 Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM EDT

According to a story on WebMD.com, a study released this week shows that patients diagnosed with cancer have a higher risk of suicide and death from a heart attack or stroke in the first year of their diagnosis.

The study used data from approximately six million adults in Sweden over the age of 30, and was collected between 1991 and 2006, according to the WebMD.com story.

Read the WebMD.com story HERE.