Stress may amplify malignant skin cancer growth

February 3, 2009 5:03am CST
Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancerdefine that is becoming increasingly common worldwide. The study by medical researchers at Ohio State University suggests that stress amplifies the growth of malignant melanoma particularly in patients with advanced condition. After two years of research, Ohio researchers found a clear link between stress hormonesdefine and cancers. The stress hormone, norepinephrinedefine also known as the "flight or fight" hormone, produces enzymes that stimulate blood vessels to grow in melanoma tumors, speeding up the progression and spread of tumors, the researchers explained so friends don't worry and be happy :-)
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@rsa101 (14923)
• Quezon City, Philippines
3 Feb 09
I think any kind of cancer is primarily caused by stress. I think its not only sjkin cancer but any kind of cancer too.
• India
4 Feb 09
yes friend there are lots research through which it has been proved that in any type of cancer strees is the root cuase thanks for sharing ....
@proudnana (192)
• Canada
3 Feb 09
hi there, I don't have skin cancer nor do i know anyone who does, but i do believe stress does have some effect on any skin disease. My husband has a very bad case of psoriasis and he flares up badly when he is under stress. They tell you to avoid any kind of stress when you have this disease. Also, I have eczema and I have noticed the same thing with my outbreaks. ~proudnana~
• India
4 Feb 09
definately to avoid any kind of desease on should avoid stress first , hope you don't have any stress or less , keep smile and be healty .. thanks for sharing ...