Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.1, (Spring 1983), p.15-27 SIEC No: 19830279

This case-control study provides individual-based data describing the impact of being a cancer patient on the odds of suicide. 5,009 suicides and 17,064 controls are compared. The data indicate that cancer patients are 50-100 percent more likely than non-patients to commit suicide. This and other studies indicate that health status should be considered in future attempts to relate suicide to social environment.