Re: [MOL] evidence psychological support helps fight cancer [02262] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] evidence psychological support helps fight cancer



May I suggest that it applies to women and men and covers all types of 
cancer.
Without prejudise,
Bridget


>From: Joicy <joicy@erols.com>
>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>To: MOL.mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>Subject: [MOL] evidence psychological support helps fight cancer
>Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 13:18:31 -0400
>
>I think Molers already know this -- glad the medical field is catching up,
>LOL! Love, Joicy
>
>Shrinking Breast Cancer
>     [08/27/2000; HealthSCOUT]
>
>MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthSCOUT) -- For the first time, a controlled
>study has produced evidence that a psychological support program
>for women who have had breast cancer surgery can enhance the body's
>ability to fight the malignancy. "The only thing documented previously
>is that psychological intervention improves the quality of life
>and reduced stress for these women," says Barbara Andersen, the
>professor of psychology at Ohio State University who led the study.
>"We showed that beyond that, it has beneficial effects in increasing
>compliance with medical measures and enhancing the immune response.
>"What was unique about our particular immune measure is that it is
>directly related to the body's ability to fight the disease," she adds.
>In a report delivered as an invited lecture to the recent annual meeting
>of the American Psychological Association, Andersen describes
>how she and her colleagues enrolled 115 women who had undergone
>surgery in their trial.
>
>The full article can be found at:
>
>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20000825/hl/shrinking_breast_cancer_1.html
>
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