Stress not to blame for breast cancer

A large number of women who have survived breast cancer mistakenly attribute their illness to stress rather than recognizing the role of unhealthy lifestyle choices. More than half of the 1,496 breast cancer survivors surveyed believed that stress was the cause of their cancer compared to two per cent who mentioned lifestyle factors such as exercise, diet and alcohol consumption. Reducing stress is good for general health but there is no scientific evidence that shows stress to be a cause of breast cancer, the study’s authors said.

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