Chronic Stress Really Does Spread Cancer In The Body

When mice are exposed to chronic, ongoing stress, their lymphatic systems undergo physical changes that make it quicker and easier for cancer to spread throughout their bodies, researchers have found.

Although the study hasn’t been replicated in humans as yet, it’s a huge step towards understanding how stress – which has long been linked to cancer progression – actually helps tumour cells escape. But more importantly, the researchers have already found a drug to stop this from happening and are now testing it in women with breast cancer – so don’t worry, no one’s going to be telling you to ‘relax’ your way through cancer.

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