This 2006 study in Vermont found that the incidence of cancer for adults with mental illness was 2.5 times higher than the incidence of the general population. This discrepancy was greatest among men younger than 50 years, wherein men with a mental illness had 6.6 times the risk of their comparable group in the general population. As with other studies of the connection between SMI and cancer, this study raises important questions about future research and clinical practices.

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