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9 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

#3. Does positive or negative attitude determine risk of, or likely recovery from, cancer?

Does positive or negative attitude determine risk of, or likely recovery from, cancer? - Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

To date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that links a person’s “attitude” to his or her risk of developing or dying from cancer. If you have cancer, it’s normal to feel sad, angry, or discouraged sometimes and positive or upbeat at other times. People with a positive attitude may be more likely to maintain social connections and stay active, and physical activity and emotional support may help you cope with your cancer. Source

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