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Breast cancer

23 September 2011

Stress tied to agressive breast cancer

A new study finds that some women with breast cancer suffer more stress, and the researchers connected the extra stress to more aggressive tumours.

A new study finds that some women with breast cancer suffer more stress, and the researchers connected the extra stress to more aggressive tumours.

"One possible reason for that, among others, could be differences in the role of stress in influencing the development of breast cancer," said Rauscher, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health.

Aggressive breast cancer tumours

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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