Navigation Links
Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer
Date:9/23/2011

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that black and Hispanic women with breast cancer suffer more stress than white women, and the researchers connected the extra stress to more aggressive tumors.

But, the study authors cautioned that the research is preliminary and doesn't provide insight into whether the women's stress levels already were high before diagnosis, whether the stress levels increased after diagnosis, or whether the increased stress caused the cancer to be more aggressive.

Still, the findings point to one possible -- if unconfirmed -- explanation why breast cancer is generally worse in black and Hispanic women, said study lead author Garth H. Rauscher.

"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.

The researchers studied 989 breast cancer patients who had been recently diagnosed with the disease. Within two to three months after their diagnosis, the women responded to surveys about their levels of stress; the surveys asked about issues such as their levels of loneliness, anxiety and fear.

The investigators also used medical tests to examine the aggressiveness of the women's tumors.

Eleven percent of the 397 white women in the study reached a level of stress that the researchers considered to be elevated, Rauscher said. However, the stress levels were about twice as high for the two minority groups: 24 percent of the 181 Hispanic women and 22 percent of the 411 black women reported elevated stress. (Other minority groups weren't included in the study.)

Rauscher said more research is needed because the study didn't answer how stress might be linked to the aggressiveness of tumors. Did the stress come first? Or the
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows soy protein reduced progression of clogged arteries in women within 5 years of menopause
2. Some brain wiring continues to develop well into our 20s: U of A study
3. New study proposes public health guidelines to reduce the harms from cannabis use
4. Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
5. Lung cancer research team awarded $1.43 million to study cancer in Eastern Kentucky
6. Study to test efficacy of prenatal intervention, support on lowering postpartum depression in teens
7. Email sexual advice study highlights problems raised by different ages and cultures
8. Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study
9. Study reveals rise in prostate biopsy complications and high post-procedure hospitalization rate
10. Japan Reactor Fallout Reached San Francisco Bay Area: Study
11. Alzheimers disease: The first prevention study of its kind
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... , Foundation launches public service campaign with ... PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17 The Word-OUT! Awareness Foundation, a member of ... You Gotta Wash Your Hands! A ... press conference will start promptly at 1:30 p.m. and take place on ...
... infection can be cut in half with 6 months of ... -- A longer period of preventive treatment after kidney transplant ... infected with a virus that can cause devastating problems, new ... the virus, called cytomegalovirus, but those with kidney transplants have ...
... OAKS, Calif., Sept. 17 Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) ... Sept. 21, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, ... Ph.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen will ... available over the Internet and can be accessed from Amgen,s Web ...
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 The Department of Veterans Affairs ... the phone to callers claiming to update VA prescription information. , ... inexcusable scam that dishonors their service and misrepresents the Department built ... "VA simply does not call Veterans and ask them to disclose ...
... , SEATTLE, Sept. 17 Today ... of medical malpractice to submit a certificate of merit from a ... named in a lawsuit. The certificate requirement, imposed on patients by ... the courts, including a Washington woman whose ovarian cancer went undiagnosed ...
... How to Ditch ... ... Hotels and Resorts reveals that people all over the world would rather get a good ... study found more than half of the respondents would rather sleep than engage in sexual activity. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:You Gotta Wash Your Hands is the Word Out! 2Health News:Amgen to Present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference 2Health News:Medical Malpractice Victim Helps Uphold Constitutional Rights of Patients in Washington State Supreme Court Decision, Perey Law Announces 2Health News:Medical Malpractice Victim Helps Uphold Constitutional Rights of Patients in Washington State Supreme Court Decision, Perey Law Announces 3Health News:More Sleep & Less Sex - A Losing Combination 2Health News:More Sleep & Less Sex - A Losing Combination 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 InformEx, North America,s ... of high-value chemistry, will hold the 30 th ... Miami Beach Convention Center from January 21-24. ... More than 3,500 attendees from top pharmaceutical, fine chemical ... conference, which includes on-site education sessions, daily networking events ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a ... Leesburg, Virginia is the first in ... chamber. Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical ... Barnes and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba ... need for oxygen when air is thin," states Dr Barnes. She ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... WASHINGTON, New York , January 14, ... http://www.equashield.com ), the leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD) ... has achieved 60% year-over-year sales growth for ... Equashield,s closed systems reduce the risk of ... other medical professionals who prepare and administer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Equashield's Sales Grow by 60% in 2013 2
... IPSWICH, Mass., April 12, 2011 New England Biolabs ... of reagents for life science research, announces that it ... the Netherlands, and Imperial Life Sciences (ILS), based in ... BIOKE, a Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Europe ...
... leading EchoStim® Echogenic Insulated needle has been improved. ... Blocks (PNBs) using nerve stimulation and ultrasound guidance ... has more, brighter, easier to see reflectors, which ... the benefits of using both nerve block techniques ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New England Biolabs Expands its Distribution Network through Collaborations in India and the Netherlands 2
Empore Sealing Tape Pads are ideal for covering a 96 well plate during storage or transfer to another work station. Not intended for use with auto-injectors....
Mylar Plate Sealers 100/Box...
TD silicone foam compression pad. Use with plates sealed with TDX or OptiTape....
For use with 96-well plates, catalog # 410150...
Medicine Products: