Prioritizing Mental Health in Cancer Care

Last Updated: November 21, 2022

Cancer not only affects people physically but mentally as well. Make mental health a priority in cancer care. Learn the signs and talk with a doctor.


Animated dots move on screen emphasizing the following text: In cancer care, mental health can go overlooked. Nearly half of people experience anxiety, up to 25% experience depression, and people with cancer have over 2x the rate of suicide. Yet just over one third of people living with cancer who report mental health problems get the care they need. Making mental health a priority can improve outcomes for millions around the world.