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Dealing With Cancer? Say No To Depression

May 16, 2016 11:16 AM EDT
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For people dealing with cancer, depression can be common. However, it is not something that goes well with cancer.

People with depression are essentially more averse to recovery well after treatment for colorectal cancer contrasted with those without depression; new research has found. 

The new study demonstrated that one in five colorectal cancer patients are depressed during diagnosis.
These people are seven times more inclined to have extreme weakness, which could incorporate things like serious trouble with strolling around or being limited to bed, two years after treatment has finished against those without depression. This is, indeed, added stress to cancer, which can often be fatal.

They are additionally 13 times more prone to have a low quality of life, which could give birth to issues with intuition and memory or sexual working. 

"Our study has highlighted the importance of taking into account psychological factors when thinking about how best to support patients recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer," said Claire Foster, a teacher at the University of Southampton in Britain. 

"We have shown that self-reported depression before cancer treatment starts predicts quality of life and health status during treatment and up to two years later," Foster noted. 

The discoveries taking into account an investigation of lives of more than a thousand colorectal cancer patients were distributed in the journal PLOS ONE

"This research tells us that having depression has an enormous impact on how people live after their cancer treatment," Jane Maher, the joint chief medical officer of Macmillan Cancer Support, a Britain-based charity organisation, said.

"In fact, it affects their recovery more than whether or not they've been diagnosed early. We know that depression and anxiety often go hand in hand with cancer but now we can see the extent to which people are struggling to live with these illnesses," Maher noted.

This TEDx video explains how to fight depression.

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