A cross-sectional study in Ohio studied mortality rates of individuals with mental incidence compared to the general population. The study found that individuals with mental illness experienced excess mortality from most cancers. Among all individuals who died of cancer, those with MI died an average of 10 years earlier than those without MI. These disparities are related to late-stage diagnosis, inadequate treatment, and higher prevalence of risk factors like smoking, substance abuse, and chronic hepatitis B or C infections.

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