Animal Research Minute – Could stress actually slow the growth of cancer?
Well, Stanford University School of Medicine reports that new research suggests stress may slow cancer
growth. Chronic stress weakens the body’s immune system, but new research suggests acute stress –
the type that gives you a rush when you are responding to danger – sends immune cells through your
blood to prepare your body for injury. When researchers exposed mice with skin cancer to acute stress,
they found the mice had fewer tumors than unstressed mice. This finding could help scientists better
understand how to fight cancer.