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Can laughter therapy help fight a cancer or does it just make you laugh?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Subtle changes

Laughter, smiling, a positive attitude and all forms of enjoyment cause slight subtle changes in body chemistry which can help healing, but alone are certainly not enough to change the outcome of a major illness such as cancer.
(similarly, bad attitude alone does not cause disease.) but each of these tiny changes gives us a little boost to help immune system and help tolerate difficult treatments.

In brief: Subtle changes

Laughter, smiling, a positive attitude and all forms of enjoyment cause slight subtle changes in body chemistry which can help healing, but alone are certainly not enough to change the outcome of a major illness such as cancer.
(similarly, bad attitude alone does not cause disease.) but each of these tiny changes gives us a little boost to help immune system and help tolerate difficult treatments.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quality of life

Laugher makes a person feel better and is important for a sense of well being.
It is not likely to change the course of an illness, including cancer.

In brief: Quality of life

Laugher makes a person feel better and is important for a sense of well being.
It is not likely to change the course of an illness, including cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
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