This research project compared the risks of advanced stage of cancer at diagnosis and general survival after diagnosis among people with and without specific psychiatric diagnosis. The study found that mental illness was associated with worse survival outcomes after diagnosis, independent of cancer stage at diagnosis. This result is different from other studies that have found that poor cancer survival of those with mental illness is due to late screening efforts; attempts to eliminate these disparities must therefore critically assess various angles from which the problem could be addressed.

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