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Can Stress Really Cause Cancer
Stress & cancer: ~a direct relationship between psychological stress and the development of cancer has not been scientifically proven ~researchers, however, have suggested that psychological factors may affect cancer progression (increase in tumor size or spread of cancer in the body) in patients who have the cancer. See detail at http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
No, but..: Psychological stress does not directly cause or directly related to the development of cancer. However, researchers have suggested that psychological factors may affect cancer progression (increase in tumor size or spread of cancer in the body) in patients who have the disease http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress cause general lymphedemapathy? I've had many tests.. including cancer HIV. ALL NEGATIVE. Enlarged for 8 yrs on and off.
Can extreme stress cause C Diff to flare up again? I've been C Diff free for a year and cancer free for a year but am still under stress and worry.
I have suffered badly from stress past few years, believe it's caused by work. Now have aches, pains & IBS. Concerned stress could cause cancer?
Unknown: I do not know that anyone can absolutely answer your question. I do know that stress can cause a host of other issues. My suggestion is to speak to one of your employers about your job and perhaps have your position modified to allow you less stress. I know speaking to your employer may be risky, but if you have a good track record at your job, they will want to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a xtreme stress response(doc don't know why) and take beta blockers. Will I get cancer or other illness cause of this extreme stress response?
No: Was it perhaps a panic attack? Ask a few physicians who are savvy about these things. Glad your thyroid was checked. Best wishes. ...Read more
Maybe: The majority of brca1 positive patients that get breast cancer have triple negative breast cancer. Overweight patients may have tougher time breathing but a chest xray or other imaging for stating may be indicated for treatment of triple negative disease. There are many clinical trials available for this disease and they usually include a thorough staging workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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