Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression and Cancer

This event was held on April 22, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Millions of Americans of all ages are living with a current or past diagnosis of cancer. People who face a cancer diagnosis will experience many stresses and emotional upheavals. Still, not everyone with cancer becomes depressed. However, depression, in those who have experienced it before the diagnosis of cancer or who develop it after a cancer diagnosis, may impact the course of cancer and the person's ability to participate in treatment.

Michelle Riba, M.D., Director of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center PsychOncology Program, and Associate Chair for Integrated Medicine and Psychiatry Services, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview of research findings on the co-occurrence of depression and cancer. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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