Thursday, March 30, 2006

History of Violence is Prevalent in Cancer Patients

DGDispatch, March 28, 2006
Nearly half of women undergoing treatment for gynecological cancers at a university clinic reported a history of physical or sexual violence, researchers noted here at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO). Of 101 women screened for violence in the study, 26 had breast cancer and 25 each had cancer of the ovary, endometrium, and cervix. A total of 49 patients (49%) reported a history of at least 1 episode of violence during childhood or adulthood, including 27 (55%) with a history of sexual violence. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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