Changes in depression symptoms tied to lung cancer survival

A man smokes a cigarette as he sits in a hutong, Chinese for small alley, in central Beijing August 18, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray A man smokes a cigarette as he sits in a hutong, Chinese for small alley, in central Beijing August 18, 2010.REUTERS/David Gray Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new U.S. study. Conversely, when depression symptoms lift, survival tends to improve, researchers found. “Surprisingly, depression remission was associated with a mortality benefit as they had the same mortality as never-depressed patients,”…
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