How can stress and cancer connect?

Learning to reduce. Stress can also improve the prognosis for cancer patients. So learning the techniques dr fowler suggested can help reduce the likelihood of developing cancer and improve chances of recovering or lengthening survival rates.
Stress ; cancer. Stress can cause multiple kinds of health problems, but evidence that it can cause cancer is weak. Stress can lead to smoking, overeating ; weight gain, and drinking alcohol -- all of which increase risk of various cancers. Chronic stress is associated with decreased immune function, another area of research interest. Being diagnosed with cancer is very stressful too. http://tinyurl.com/ltu3mc.
Reducing stress. Can help greatly when being treated for cancer. To address stress:talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or deep breathing.