Nearly one in four breast cancer patients has symptoms of post-traumatic
stress disorder shortly after they receive their cancer diagnosis, and the risk
is highest in black and Asian patients, a new study reveals.
Younger women were more likely than older women to have PTSD symptoms, and
Asian and black women had a more than 50% higher risk than white women,
according to the researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
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cancer and PTSD.