Study evaluates the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.
A Systematic Literature Review Exploring the Prevalence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the Role Played by Stress and Traumatic Stress in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and TrajectoryJuly 28, 2017
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines literature regarding the prevalence of PTSD in breast cancer patients and reviews mechanisms by which stress impacts cancer risk.
Although a strong correlation between breast cancer diagnosis and stress has been noted — particularly in the form of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — there is no demonstrable evidence to suggest a direct causal relationship between them.
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