Published in Cancer Weekly, November 8th, 2005
According to recent research from England, "The possibility that psychological response within a few weeks of a breast cancer diagnosis can influence the outcome of the disease is a contentious issue. Psychological response, including helplessness/hopelessness, fighting spirit and depression was assessed in early-stage breast cancer patients between 1 and 3 months post-diagnosis, in order to ascertain effect on cancer prognosis."
"Patients were followed up for a period of 10 years in order to clarify the effect of psychological response on disease outcome. After 10 years, there is a...
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