Posted by: Tony Carson | 22 October, 2007

Optimism, pessimism — no bearing on cancer

Good news for the grumpy pessimist: you have just as good a chance of having a successful fight against cancer as the sunny optimist.

That was the finding of a University of Pennsylvania team which followed more than 1,000 patients with head and neck cancer:  a patient’s positive or negative emotional state had no direct bearing on cancer survival or disease progression.

But experts said the Cancer journal study should not deter people from adopting a “fighting spirit”.

Indeed, a positive outlook can help patients cope with gruelling cancer therapies and resume a “normal life.”

The full story is here:  Optimism ‘no bearing on cancer.’

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Responses

  1. Definitely sad news for anyone with Cancer. Your only answer is medicine.


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