Cancer: Emotional Link

As the search for causes of the many diseases called cancer goes on, most money and effort have been spent on exploring biological characteristics. At the same time, however, a small but growing group of medical researchers is seeking a possible connection between cancer and psychology. Recently, at a three-day conference of the New York Academy of Sciences in Manhattan, medical researchers reported on a number of studies suggesting that a link between emotions and cancer may indeed exist.

Apparently most prone to cancer, said Conference Chairman Claus B. Bahnson, professor of psychiatry at Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College, are...

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