Dec 19, 2009 9:20 AM by Jamie Smith

Study says stress from diagnosis of prostate cancer could cause heart attack

Men with prostate cancer may not die from the disease, rather the stress of the diagnosis could cause a heart attack!

Researchers in Sweden studied data collected from men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1961 and 2004. They found after 1987, men diagnosed with the disease were three times more likely to have a heart attack in the first week after diagnosis, compared to men without the disease.

The overall suicide rate was low, but the risk was eight times higher than the general population during that first week.



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