Psychological Intervention Can Add to Survival of Cancer Patients

A study conducted by American Association for Cancer Research has showed that women suffering from breast cancer, if given proper psychological treatment, can survive longer. This psychological treatment reduces the stress level in patients.

The report has presented the fact that the constant worry about the disease and other aspects leads to the poor effects on health.

"It is important to remember that this study is small, and that on balance previous research that has looked into this issue have shown conflicting results", Martrin Ledwick, who is the chief of Cancer Research UK's Head Information Nurse.

According to her, the psychological support certainly helps the patient to cop up with the disease, however, the research has not connected the women's stress level and developing breast cancer directly.

The American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund have also announced a new project that will look for the information and ideas that can result in the improved quality of life for women with breast cancer.

The project will focus on the impact of diet, physical activities and fat on breast cancer patients. AICR and WCRF had earlier published their review for breast cancer survivorship in 2007, then also it emphasized that physical activities and diet increase the survival.