According to WebMD, something called telomeres may be important for helping prevent cancer from growing.  It seems stress can shorten telomeres, which are located at the end of chromosomes.

Shortened telomeres allow cancer to get a foot-hold and spread.

Here is a link to this interesting article about new research about this which will be presented next Saturday at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida by Dr.  Edward Nelson:

Stress Reduction in Cancer Patients May Pay Off
 
It’s a quick, but interesting read.  Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

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