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If one's mind is convinced they have a serious physical illness (cancer) will the body actually develop the disease besides mimicking the symptoms?

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Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
No: The mind cannot convince the body to have a serious disease like cancer.

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