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Clinical Summary

Mental illness and breast cancer diagnosis in older women

Miriam Davis, PhD   |   21 November 2022

Background

  • Previous research finds that women with mental illness have up to nearly fourfold higher mortality after a breast cancer diagnosis than women lacking mental illness.
  • Women with mental illness appear to face functional barriers (such as lack of ability to recognise and act upon symptoms such as lumps, swelling,...

          

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