Life events and the occurrence of cancer in children.

  title={Life events and the occurrence of cancer in children.},
  author={Theodore J Jacobs and E Roland Charles},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={42 1},
Over a two-year period the families of twenty-five children with cancer and of a comparison group of children brought to a general pediatric clinic were studied by means of the Holmes-Rahe Life Schedule of Recent Events and by personal interviews. Results obtained by use of the Holmes-Rahe questionnaire revealed significant differences between the patient and control groups. Histories obtained from families in both groups also revealed that in the cancer group certain important life events were… CONTINUE READING