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.
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Interprofessional Education | Medical Education | Oncology | Primary Care | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry
Leonard, Nicole, "Provider Education: Managing Depression in Cancer Patients" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 303.