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BEIJING: Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic
stress promotes breast
cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer.

Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk factors facilitating tumour growth as well as promoting cancer progression. However, the specific mechanisms of how chronic stress affects cancer development remains unknown yet.

Researchers from the Dalian Medical University in China found that chronic stress might increase epinephrine levels, which enhances lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) and promotes breast cancer stem-like cells, Xinhua reported.

Using a drug screen that targeted LDHA, they found that Vitamin C reversed the chronic stress-induced cancer stem-like phenotype.

Preventing Cancer: Daily Exercise, Veggies, No-Smoking

Prevent The Big C

26 Feb, 2019

A study by the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research on Cancer shows that 11,57,294 lakh new cases are registered in India every year, and 7,84,821 people succumbed to the disease in 2018.Here are certain lifestyle changes that can keep cancer away.

Weight Management

26 Feb, 2019

Being overweight and obese raise risk for breast, colorectal, oesophageal, uterine, pancreatic and kidney cancers.

It is important to manage your weight. Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.

It is essential to be physically active. Workout for at least 30 minutes every day to stay fit.

Say No To Sugar

26 Feb, 2019

Avoid sugary drinks as much as possible. Limit consumption of high-calorie and salty foods. Also stay away from food items processed with salt.

Quit Smoking

26 Feb, 2019

Smoking remains the largest preventable cause of throat and lung cancers in the world. Avoid smoking and second-hand smoking.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

26 Feb, 2019

Alcohol consumption plays an important role in getting various cancer types. Risk of breast cancer is also increased by alcohol — the more you drink, the more likely you get the disease. It is also strongly linked to mouth and upper throat cancers. If you drink alcohol, limit your daily intake.

The study demonstrates the critical importance of psychological factors in promoting stem-like properties in breast cancer cells and provides a promising therapeutic approach for breast cancer, according to Liu Qiang, lead researcher at the varsity.

“The LDHA-lowering agent Vitamin C can be a potential approach for combating stress-associated breast cancer,” Qiang said, in the paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

His team has been engaged in the dynamic regulation of cancer stem cells research as well as the mechanism of psychosocial behaviour affecting tumour development.

Qiang noted that patients with breast cancer, ovarian cancer and stomach cancer often have negative emotions, which in turn accelerates the development of their own tumours.

“It is necessary to monitor their chronic stress comprehensively by taking psychological assessments as well as conducting blood tests which include epinephrine levels,” Qiang said.

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