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Stress and bladder cancer

12 years 7 months ago #4332 by Ann_Rubin
Thanks,Joe. That was an interesting article but also leads me to beleive I better drop my arguement with my spouse. He loved what he was doing while it produced the stress. He definitely did not feel hopeless or despair, rather he was challenged and excited. He will be pleased with what I've learned as I wont be on his case about working too hard.
Ann/Sam

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12 years 7 months ago #4330 by Mike
Ann I didn't think stress would have anything to do with cancer so I did check out a few things but still a debatable topic. What I can say if you have cancer and are depressed or have feelings of hopelessness this is not going to help. Some folks get a simple head cold and they act like they have pneumonia while others take cold meds and carry on with their business. Like pain some people are more tolerable while others are not. Anyway I found this article to be quite interesting to the relationship between stress and cancer. Best Wishes, Joe

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=1701633&page=1

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12 years 7 months ago #4328 by Ann_Rubin
Thanks Wendy for the reply. I will contact you directly about how I am registered. I am all turned around. I am no techie, that's for sure! I don't think I will show my husband your response as it doesn't help my case. Sneaky, huh?

Sam/Ann (or however I'm registed. I know longer know.)

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12 years 7 months ago #4325 by wendy
Hi Ann,

Although almost every patient would tell you they feel there is a connection between prior stress and the development of their cancer, there is little evidence to prove it. There have been articles published about the bad effects of the hormones released during stress and its effect on certain cancers, but nothing about bladder cancer in particular. It's still a controversial topic.

I agree with you, though. Stress, loss of a loved one and depression preceded my own diagnosis of breast cancer. Together with chronic insomnia, awful diet, drinking, smoking, family history of cancer, exposure to pesticides as a kid, mother smoked while pregnant...in other words I was also a walking risk.

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12 years 7 months ago #4318 by Ann_Rubin
Does anyone have any info on stress and bladder cancer. My husband's bladder cancer took a significant turn for the worse shortly after a very intense work period lasting 6 weeks last summer. He needed an RC after being ok with bcg for 2 years. I'm firmly convinced the stress triggered the reoccurence. He is not convinced at all. My main concern is that he lets the chemo he just completed do what it needs to do and not have another reoccurence. I need data as he values science. I was going to post this on the accor list but couldn't figure out how to do it.

Thanks for any help.
Ann/Sam

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