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Date

2017

Abstract

Depression is more prevalent and less often treated in cancer patients compared to the general population. Cancer can increase the risk of depression in multiple different ways, but depression can also increase the risk of cancer. Untreated depression in cancer patients can increase the risk of metastasis and worsen prognosis. The purpose of this project is to educate providers on the connection between mental health and cancer as well as provide them resources on how to approach and manage patients with cancer and depression.

Clinical Site

Milton Family Practice, VT

Keywords

cancer, depression

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Disciplines

Interprofessional Education | Medical Education | Oncology | Primary Care | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry