Does stress really cause cancer? –

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When it comes to the different causes of cancer there has been some recent and particular insight that has been given into the question of whether or not stress really causes cancer. In more detail to this aspect itself there has been a number of studies that have investigated this particular question with many of them bringing about different results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Professor Butow, from the School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, will reveal the findings from a new Australian study
  • There is a common belief in the community that stress does cause cancer
  • Interestingly, those who haven’t had cancer are more likely to think cancer is genetic, compared to the beliefs of cancer patients

“A number of studies have investigated this question, with mixed results — some large studies, which have followed thousands of people over time, have found that stress does increase risk of cancer, while other similar studies have not.”