Dr. Roncancio is supported by an NIH/NCI “Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research” grant #U54CA153505-01S1.
Women with Gynecologic Malignancies Have a Greater Incidence of Suicide than Women with Other Cancer Types
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2012
© 2012 The American Association of Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 109–115, February 2013
How to Cite
Ward, K. K., Roncancio, A. M. and Plaxe, S. C. (2013), Women with Gynecologic Malignancies Have a Greater Incidence of Suicide than Women with Other Cancer Types. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 43: 109–115. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12002
- Issue published online: 28 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 28 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 MAY 2012
- NIH/NCI. Grant Number: #3U54CA153505-01S1
To evaluate risk of suicide of women with invasive gynecologic malignancies, the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (1973–2007) was queried. Suicide per 100,000 women with gynecologic malignancies was compared with that of women with other malignancies; suicide was 30% more likely in those with gynecologic malignancies. Most suicides occurred within 4 years of diagnosis. Better understanding of the descriptive epidemiology of suicide among women with gynecologic malignancies could lead to improved risk assessment, screening, and prevention of this potentially avoidable cause of death.