2007-10-01 Work Stress May Lead to Breast Cancer, Study Finds


Women who feel stressed at work are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study.

Researchers found that women in more demanding jobs are 30 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than those who feel they are on top of their work.

The 14-year study involved 36,000 Swedish women, aged 30 to 50, who were working since the study started in 1990. The study concluded in 2004 and found that 767 of the volunteers had been diagnosed with breast cancer.(Read entire article)

2007-10-01 Job Stress May Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer In Women: Study


We all know that getting stressed out at work isn't good for you. But a new study suggests that for some, it can be downright life threatening. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have presented data that appears to show a link between women under pressure at work and the risk that they may develop breast cancer.

Scientists followed 36,000 female employees between the ages of 30 and 50 in Sweden, starting in 1990. They kept track of them for some 14 years and collated the figures in 2004. The results: 767 of those tracked had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Those who had the most stressful positions at the office were seen as being 30 per cent more likely to be in the infected group.(Read entire article)