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 You only live twice… The absence of the will to… 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.