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how does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Awesome question!: Recent study supports the emerging model that chronic stress exposure promotes oxidative damage through frequent and sustained activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It also supports the less studied model of 'eustress' - that manageable levels of life stress may enhance psychobiological resilience to oxidative damage. Best regards.

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