Medical News Summary: Chronic stress may increase cancer risks


About: Chronic stress may increase cancer risks
Date: 8 December 2004
Source: Ascribe Newswire
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Ascribe Newswire): A study on mice by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center claim that chronic stress may hasten the onset of skin cancer in those at risk of the disease. Thus stress reduction through such things as yoga and meditation may reduce the incidence in those at risk. However, they found that acute, very short-term stress may actually boost the immune system and also help prevent cancer.
Related Disease Topics: Stress, Cancer, Skin cancer

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