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Breast cancer patients may develop PTSD, study suggests

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A new study reports that some breast cancer patients may develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The study, which included 1,100 participants, was done by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Researchers discovered that 23-percent of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients experience some symptoms of PTSD, like anxiety and trouble sleeping.

According to the report, younger women, African-American and Asian women are most likely to develop the disorder.

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