Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why this study is important

The Sympathetic Nervous System Induces a Metastatic Switch in Primary Breast Cancer — Cancer Res

This study shows that at the very least for breast cancer, chronic stress (non-painful stress) can induce cancer cells to become more metastatic. Chronic stress shifts to a "sympathetic predominance." This make the cancer cells "outside" the primary tumor more aggressive.

So really stress is not a good idea for cancer patients.

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