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The half-painted picture: Reviewing the mental health impacts of cancer screening

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dc.contributor Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Wadsworth, Lauren P.
dc.contributor.author Wessman, Inga Dröfn
dc.contributor.author Björnsson, Andri Steinþór
dc.contributor.author Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg
dc.contributor.author Kristinsson, Sigurður Yngvi
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-04T01:03:38Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-04T01:03:38Z
dc.date.issued 2022-09-23
dc.identifier.citation Wadsworth , L P , Wessman , I D , Björnsson , A S , Jónsdóttir , G & Kristinsson , S Y 2022 , ' The half-painted picture: Reviewing the mental health impacts of cancer screening ' , Medicine (United States) , vol. 101 , no. 38 , pp. E30479 . https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000030479
dc.identifier.issn 0025-7974
dc.identifier.other PURE: 60837077
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: d339631c-759b-4cef-a38a-6391c1847b74
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000857180100085
dc.identifier.other unpaywall: 10.1097/md.0000000000030479
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85139210715
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/3511
dc.description Publisher Copyright: © 2022 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2022 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
dc.description.abstract Cancer screening is recommended for select cancers worldwide. Cancer screening has become increasingly effective and accessible and often increases overall survival. However, the mental health effects of cancer screening, such as its impact on depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, are largely unknown. Conflicting available literature indicates the negative, neutral, and positive mental health effects of cancer screening across cancer types. There are a limited number of randomized controlled trials measuring the mental health effects of cancer screening. Overall, the more negative and life-threatening the screening results, the greater the mental health effects. Screening for cancer without a known precursor, for example, due to family history, can have positive impacts such as decreased worry and increased quality of life. However, receiving a cancer diagnosis often has negative mental effects that increase with the life-threatening potential of malignancy. In this study, we review the existing literature and provide recommendations for future research to determine if and when cancer screening is the best practice.
dc.format.extent E30479
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Medicine (United States); 101(38)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Blóðlæknisfræði
dc.subject anxiety
dc.subject cancer
dc.subject cancer precursor
dc.subject depression
dc.subject mental health
dc.subject oncology
dc.subject PTSD
dc.subject trauma
dc.subject Early Detection of Cancer
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Mental Health
dc.subject Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/psychology
dc.subject Anxiety/diagnosis
dc.subject Neoplasms/diagnosis
dc.subject Quality of Life
dc.subject Medicine (all)
dc.title The half-painted picture: Reviewing the mental health impacts of cancer screening
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.pmid 36197248
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000030479
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dc.contributor.department Faculty of Psychology
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.department Cancer Center

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