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Cancer and Depression: What you need to know

A cancer diagnosis often brings with it a torrent of emotions, including fear, uncertainty, and despair. The weight of the disease, coupled with the rigors of treatment, can lead to heightened levels of depression among patients. Research indicates that up to 20-30% of individuals diagnosed with common cancers such as breast, uterus, lung, pancreas, stomach, and intestines are at risk of developing depression, with higher rates observed in the young and in women.

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