Self-reported stress levels predict subsequent breast cancer in a cohort of Swedish women.

@article{Helgesson2003SelfreportedSL,
  title={Self-reported stress levels predict subsequent breast cancer in a cohort of Swedish women.},
  author={Osten Helgesson and Chanchal Cabrera and Leif Lapidus and Calle Bengtsson and Lauren Lissner},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={377-81}
}
The association between stress and breast cancer has been studied, mostly using case-control designs, but rarely examined prospectively. The purpose of this paper is to describe the role of stress as a predictor of subsequent breast cancer. A representative cohort of 1,462 Swedish women aged 38-60 years were followed for 24 years. Stress experience at a baseline examination in 1968-69 was analysed in relation to incidence of breast cancer with proportional hazards regression. Women reporting… CONTINUE READING