DNA damage as a result of psychological stress: implications for breast cancer

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Accumulating evidence indicates that psychological stress can have deleterious influences on cancer development and progression, but the mechanisms responsible remain unclear. One possible mechanism is suggested by emerging evidence that DNA damage is increased by exposure to stress and stress hormones (for example, cortisol, catecholamines). Possible… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/bcr3189

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