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Stress Reduction & Cancer Patient

Karolina Mikos, MD

Internist and Holistic Healer

Stress has been shown to be one of the most damaging factors to our health, as it suppresses our immune system and thus lowers our innate ability to fight off disease, including cancer. Everybody produces cancer cells on a daily basis due to normally occurring errors in DNA replication, but these cells get recognized and destroyed daily by our innate immune cells. But if our immune system is weak, it does not have a fighting chance to clear out those daily “mistake cells”, thus allowing them to grow and multiply, and over a prolonged period of time, they result in cancer. So, how does stress work?