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Stress May Play Role in Breast Cancer -- HER Daily Dose

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In this edition of "HER Daily Dose", Michelle King Robson explains how one study links stress with aggressive breast tumors.

Hi, I’m Michelle King Robson. This is your EmpowHER Daily Dose.

We know stress can wreak havoc on our bodies, but an alarming new study suggests that stress may also play a role in breast cancer.

Researchers say they have found evidence linking stress and aggressive tumors.
Results from the study were presented last September at the Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

Among the findings, Black and Hispanic breast cancer patients showed higher level of stress than white patients. And pathologists found cancer cells to be more aggressive within these women.

Researchers also found that the women who showed higher levels of stress had more aggressive forms of cancer. Now, we should point out, this study did not measure stress levels before these women were diagnosed with cancer, so pre- and post-cancer stress levels cannot be compared.

Thanks for checking out today’s EmpowHER Daily Dose.

I’m Michelle King Robson. Make sure to drop by and visit us again at EmpowHER.com for more women’s health news.

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