Breakthrough findings on cancer and depression/anxiety

A recent, comprehensive study challenges the long-held belief that depression increases vulnerability to cancer. Over 300,000 adults were examined, and the results showed no connection between depression or chronic anxiety and most types of cancer. This research also indicated that smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity were the primary factors linked to a slightly higher risk of certain cancers, with depression and anxiety playing a minimal role.

Published in the journal Cancer, this study brings relief to individuals who have attributed their cancer diagnosis to mental health issues. By providing valuable insights, it allows for a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between mental health and cancer.

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