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Can emotional trauma cause breast cancer to grow so quickly?

My mum went through an emotional trauma and 1 month later she was diagnosed with a 1.8cm lump which turned out to be breast cancer. Is it possible for breast cancer to start growing so quickly after an emotional shock?


Firstly, cancer does not develop that quickly. Your mum's cancer has almost certainly developed over a long period of time.

Secondly, cancer is not connected to emotional trauma.Sometimes people are desperate to find an explanation for their cancer, and will identify a time of great stress or trauma -divorce, bereavement etc - and assume there is a connection.

There isn't any credible evidence, though, that stress or trauma contribute to the cause of any cancers, or affect the progress of cancer. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer have had recent traumas, but just as many have not. The same is true for people who haven't been diagnosed with cancer. There isn't a pattern.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my sister was - still is - convinced it was due to a time of great stress a couple of years earlier; she was ignoring the fact that my cancer had been developing for many years (it was advanced) and certainly predated that traumatic time.

Sorry to hear that your mum has cancer; my best wishes for her treatment.  (+ info)

How do you become a trauma nurse?

I'm currently in nursing school and will have my BSN in a year and a half. I'm interested in trauma nursing, but I am wondering what kind of work/volunteer experience employers look for. Should I work at the ICU or the ER first, or is there a better place to start?

Also, I'm just curious as to what it's like to be a trauma nurse. All I really know is what I see on TV. It looks really exciting and interesting.

Thanks for your suggestions!

ER or prehospital care would be great experience.

Don't fool yourself with the TV. If you want non-stop action, then you'll be looking for a general/city/county hospital in the inter-city. Non-stop violence. It get old quick. Plus these hospitals usually pay less and treat their employees like crap.

Should you want both Trauma, Good pay, and a good experience, look for a Magnet Nursing hospital first. You will be happy you did. Go for 'action' second.  (+ info)

Can someone survive trauma to the frontal and posterior sections of the brain with massive hemorrhaging?

Can someone survive trauma to the frontal and posterior sections of the brain with massive hemorrhaging if they get intimidate medial attention?

if not treated incredibly fast, brain damage and preasure will send the person into a coma and they will be in a vegistative state. but only if treated literally within minutes will someone survive, hopefully without brain damage.  (+ info)

Is there a difference between a member of a trauma team and an emergency physician?

Does an emergency physicians always work on a trauma team, or do they do something different?

A trauma team usually includes an ED doc. Other members may be nurses, docs, techs etc.

ED doc spend most of their time on things besides trauma.  (+ info)

What are possible ways that the body reacts to trauma?

Okay well a friend "Jasmine" of mine has a problem where she loses hair, so far she has went to the doctor and the doctor diagnosed it as "stress". So "Jasmine" had a lot of problems as a child.Could it be that her body is rejecting all that trauma out through her body?

the condition where the hair comes out is alopecia

Traumatic alopecia is hair loss caused by an injury to the scalp.Traumatic alopecia is usually caused by grooming methods that attempt to straighten the natural kinkiness of hair in order to make the hair more managable. It is a result of stress traction injury from tight rollers and braiding as well as overheating the hair shafts. Vigorous combing and chemical bleaches and styling products can additionally irritate the scalp to cause further hair loss

Other disorders include alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, cicatricial alopecia, and traumatic alopecias. The diagnosis is usually based on a thorough history and a focused physical examination.

Hopefully the Doctor has done some tests on your friend, because there are lots of medical causes for this problem including;
Alopecia areata is sometimes associated with other autoimmune conditions such as allergic disorders, thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, alopecia areata occurs within family members, suggesting a role of genes and heredity

Please NEVER rely on us here at yahoo answers for the best answer. I do think your friend should get a 2nd opinion from another Doctor to make sure that nothing else is causing it.

There is an Actress from England, Gail Porter, who has lost her hair. Maybe if you read up on her, you can find some more info.

This is the best one I could find about stress and trauma http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14342447/
A sudden hormone change (usually a drop in hormone levels)
After the birth of a baby ( delivery of the placenta causes the levels of pregnancy hormones to plummet)
Discontinuing birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
High fever
Acute trauma (surgery, physical injury or psychological trauma)
Severe dieting ( inadequate protein and iron intake)
Underactive or overactive thyroid
Diseases such as diabetes and lupus
Medications: These include retinoids, blood pressure medication, anti-depressants, certain birth control pills and even NSAID’s (including Ibuprofen)
Burns or radiation therapy
Note with stress alopecia, the loss over the scalp is general, not patchy and hair loss on other parts of the body can also occur. You and your doctor may be able to ascertain if your hair loss falls in the category of stress alopecia by simply running your fingers through your hair and seeing if the many hairs that are shed have clubbed shafts.

AGAIN please use this info for your own use. Please don't worry your friend with all of these answers. Just encourage her. I guess stress can cause hair loss, but whatever the true CAUSE is, The cause NEEDS TO BE TREATED.   (+ info)

What field should I enter if interested in healing sexual trauma or physical abuse?

I'm interested in healing those victims of sexual trauma and/or physical abuse. What kind of degree or field do I pursue?

Psychology or Social Work  (+ info)

What kind of supplies would I need to treat blunt force trauma?

I am doing a project for my Medical class and I have to come up with a supply list on how to treat Blunt Force Trauma.

I don't know do the research or call up the local hospital. Also if this isn't actually for your "project" and someones hurting you ect. you should go get help. Run as fast as you can and get away. Call the police or 911. Also if you were hurt go to the hospital.

Ice, pain killers, and sitting up, elevation ect.  (+ info)

How can i get through the trauma of being robbed at gunpoint?

I was robbed at gunpoint while walking from school a couple of weeks ago, it was the scariest moment in my life. Now, i feel unsafe everywhere i go and i just want to get through the trauma and go back to being my old self. Any advice would be helpful.
The incident happened a few feet from the frontyard of my house so i guess thats another factor that could be affecting me

Trick him into robbing you again, then beat the crap out of him  (+ info)

Is it possible to gradually lose your ability to hear due to acoustic trauma?

Due to acoustic trauma at a tender age for example 5 or 6?
To the extent where you go completely deaf?

Yes if loud enough,  (+ info)

If you have a seriouse heart problem do you need to live near a trauma center?

We are thinking of moving and the places we are looking for do not have level 1 2 or 3 trauma centers. Maybe we should look elsewhere to be near excellent hospitals?

It would be worth investigating hospitals and the heart attack/problem survival rates for them. Besides, you need to know where to go at home and any time your going out of town.

Do a search on hospital ratings, there are multipe sites that have this.  (+ info)

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