Suicide attempt and future risk of cancer: a nationwide cohort study in Sweden

@article{Jokinen2014SuicideAA,
  title={Suicide attempt and future risk of cancer: a nationwide cohort study in Sweden},
  author={Jussi Jokinen and Fredrik R. Mattsson and Katarina Lagergren and Jesper Lagergren and Rickard Ljung},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={501-509}
}
AbstractPurpose Little is known about cancer incidence among patients with a history of suicide attempt. Suicide attempters have lower levels of oxytocin, a hormone related to lactation, stress, social functioning, and well-being, and recent research indicates influence on carcinogenesis. We hypothesized that the low oxytocin levels among suicide attempters results in an increased risk of cancer in general and in organs with oxytocin receptors in particular.MethodsA nationwide cohort study of… CONTINUE READING
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