Early life bereavement and childhood cancer: a nationwide follow-up study in two countries

  title={Early life bereavement and childhood cancer: a nationwide follow-up study in two countries},
  author={Natalie C. Momen and J\orn Olsen and Mika Gissler and Sven Cnattingius and Jiong Li},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
OBJECTIVE Childhood cancer is a leading cause of child deaths in affluent countries, but little is known about its aetiology. Psychological stress has been suggested to be associated with cancer in adults; whether this is also seen in childhood cancer is largely unknown. We investigated the association between bereavement as an indicator of severe childhood stress exposure and childhood cancer, using data from Danish and Swedish national registers. DESIGN Population-based cohort study… CONTINUE READING
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