Stress feeds cancer cells

Stress feeds cancer cells

“Once cancer has taken hold, stress biochemically feeds its growth”.

Ongoing sustained stress is hard on the mind, the emotions, the spirit and the body.  It causing so many problems it is hard to list them all but pain, inflammation, constipation, anxiety, shortness of breath, heart problems are just the start.

What does the new study tell us?  Once cancer has taken hold, stress biochemically feeds its growth.  Stress can both reduce the effectiveness of prostate cancer drugs and accelerate the development of the cancer. 

Study author George Kulik, D.V.M., Ph.D., associate professor of cancer biology, said to forbes.com that “Considering that prostate cancer diagnosis increases stress and anxiety levels, stress-induced activation of the signaling pathway that turns off the cell death process may lead to a vicious cycle of stress and cancer progression”.

Study by George Kulik, D.V.M., Ph.D., associate professor of cancer biology and colleagues at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as published in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Posted: Thursday 7 March 2013

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