Does prior antidepressant use affect the treatment breast cancer patients receive?
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Previous research found an association between depression and survival in breast cancer patients, but the reasons for this association are unclear. Researchers in this study found that women who had been previously prescribed antidepressants were less likely to receive breast cancer treatment that followed national guidelines than those who had not. Although the difference was small, it underscores the need for patients to discuss any history of depression with their health care providers. (1/24/17)

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Open Clinical Trials

The following studies on the emotional effects of cancer are enrolling patients: 

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Breast cancer

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