Stress as a Cause of Cancer Introduction This paper looks at the aetiology of cancer – in particular, the role that stress plays in the causation of cancer. The paper looks at the current literature – which is not as extensive as one might think – and explores the extent to which stress might cause environmental and physiological factors that facilitate the onset of cancer. As will become evident, there is no over-arching consensus as to the role played by stress in cancer causation; stress does appear to aggravate pre-existing health maladies – including pre-existing cancers – but it is impossible to say with certainty at this time that cancer actually causes people to develop cancer. Whether or not the physiological and immunological...The end:
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