A cancer diagnosis may add stress to your life. This stress
may be the result of many changes including loss of control
over events in your life, uncertainty about the future and
anxiety concerning the treatment regime. Many women have said
that stress was a major factor in their life before being
diagnosed with breast cancer. At this stage we don't know
whether stress is a major risk factor but we do know that
stress does suppress the immune system.
Learning to manage stress is an important part of the healing
process. Here are some ways to reduce stress and get control
over your life.