The cancer-stress connection

It’s no secret that stress can be deadly. It weakens your immune system… It increases your risk of heart disease… But new research shows that stress can be particularly deadly for people with cancer. A recent study in Australia found that stress allows cancer to spread six times faster. Aussie researchers tracked breast cancer cells in mice. They tagged the cancer cells with a fluorescent marker. Then they used state-of-the-art imaging to see tumor cells that had spread into the lymph system.1 What they saw was remarkable… The images showed that stress increases the number and size of lymph vessels in and around tumors. It also increases the rate fluid flows through the lymph system. In other words, chronic stress leads to “cancer highways” in the lymph system. These highways allow cancer cells to spread six times faster than the usual rate. Cancer is stressful… there’s no doubt about that. But this new research shows why it’s so important to manage your stress levels if you have cancer. And even if you don’t have cancer, you still need to manage your stress levels. In fact, doing so is one of your best defenses against getting cancer in the first place. Studies in animals have shown that when the stress response system kicks in, the hormones released into the bloodstream can alter important cell processes that help protect against the formation of cancer. But mainstream medicine is no help when it comes to lowering stress in c...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Cancer Health heart disease immune system stress Source Type: news