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Cancer

17 August 2010

Personality, cancer risk not linked

People who are friendly and outgoing and those prone to be moody have one thing in common: their personalities are not connected to their risk of developing or dying from cancer.

People who are friendly and outgoing and those prone to be nervous and moody have at least one thing in common: their personalities do not seem to be connected to their risk of developing or dying from cancer, a new study finds.

Nor were the two traits connected to cancer patients' survival odds, according to findings published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

 

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