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Can stress really cause cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not Really

Both environmental and genetics play a role in cancer.
Stress is a +/-, but largely other factors as mentioned.

In brief: Not Really

Both environmental and genetics play a role in cancer.
Stress is a +/-, but largely other factors as mentioned.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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