Whenever you read a cancer… Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. John Green Facebook Prev Quote Next Quote Related Posts Every parting gives a foretaste of death… It is better to die… Just fall away in the face of death…Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.