Last week I wrote a post about stress:
I opened by asking these questions:
Can stress cause cancer? Does chronic stress allow cancer to regain a foothold in patients who have already achieved remission? And/or does it reduce the effectiveness of anti-cancer therapies? Conversely, does living a relatively stress-free life help cancer patients live longer?
I then explained that trying to find answers was going to be an ongoing project, because the research isn’t as clear-cut as one might think.
We have heard it so often, I’m thinking that most of us have come to accept it as fact; stress causes cancer.
Well, I’m not sure it is. A fact, I mean.
So I asked my readers (YOU!) to keep your eyes open and let me know if you find any compelling evidence, one way or the other. Are you interested in the potential benefits of meditation? Or is drinking heavily and/or taking extra Ativan enough? (Just checking to see if you’re paying attention!)
Well, I re-visited my post and noticed that no one had commented. No interest in this topic? My ongoing “positive attitude quest” generated more comments:
Personally, I think dealing with stress in a healthy way may be even more important than maintaining a positive attitude–or maybe the two are connected?
Please let me know what you think. There is so much to investigate–and only so many hours in a day. I would like to work-on what my readers think is important.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat