Beware! Chronic Stress Can Cause Cancer To Spread Into Body Cells -Australian University Researchers

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June 28, 2016 – Beware! Chronic Stress Can Cause Cancer To Spread Into Body Cells – Australian University Researchers

Monash University research team in Melbourne Australia have conducted a study on mice with breast cancer and found that increased stress levels drove metastasis (the spread of cancer cells to new areas of the body).

The team led by Cancer Biologist Dr. Erica Sloan and Dr. Caroline Le, said that there had long been a medical debate around the role of stress in a patient’s cancer diagnosis.

While stress had never been proven to cause the cancer, these Australian researchers believe it might have played a significant role in worsening the cancer. According to them, Chronic stress was the response to emotional pressure suffered for a prolonged period over which an individual perceives he or she has no control.

According to a report in the ‘The Age Victoria’, an online platform, Sloan said that her team discovered how increased stress transformed the body’s lymphatic system into a ‘super highway’ for breast cancer cells to spread at much faster speeds.

The team also discovered that adrenaline – a neurotransmitter triggered by stress to increase alertness and rapid reaction to threat – has a downside for animals and people with cancer.

[Source: Monash University Nature Communications Journal]

6 thoughts on “Beware! Chronic Stress Can Cause Cancer To Spread Into Body Cells -Australian University Researchers

  1. Chronic stress is bad for everything including something as basic as hunger hence people developing ulcer, talk less something as serious as cancer. I believe the research a beg. But what is the solution to stress?

  2. I have read a similar study in New England journal that stress is one of major contributing factor that causes Cancer. Although the researcher who conducted the study still working on establishing the fact. As you all know that he needs to prove it scientifically beyond ordinary hypothesis that stress can actually caused cancer. Until then, his idea can just be tagged as inconclusive. Another Doctor proved that consumption of modern engineered food responsible for causes Cancer. That study also has been labeled as just a theory because it has to be widely accepted by some renowned scientists. Either way I believe that the reasons above can play a major role in cancer development. I know a woman who was decleared cancer free after being diagnosed with cancer. I managed to ask this woman how she did it, she told me, I only changed my diet and I incorporated fruits and vegetables more in my diet. She went for the test after which she was tested negative to cancer. With that alone, I don’t have to be a Doctor before I can realize that food plays a significant role in Cancer detection.

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