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Suicidal thoughts in childhood cancer survivors

stockphotopro_6796657NRF_depressed_or_saCancer care for children has improved dramatically in the last 40 years.  Prior to the 1970s, childhood cancer was often a fatal diagnosis. Now, thanks to advances in cancer treatments, about 80 percent of pediatric cancer patients can expect to be cured of their cancer and grow into to adulthood.

Unfortunately, the intensive treatments needed to cure children of their cancers can have significant effects on their physical and emotional health later in life.

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