Why does stress help the spread of cancer?
Could the humble stress ball be helpful in the fight against cancer?
Researchers from Monash University in Melbourne have found chronic stress accelerates cancer growth in mice.
The research on breast cancer in mice found links between those exposed to chronic stress and the cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
So how does stress and our mood affect the human body in its fight against cancer?
We were joined by Erik Thompson, Professor of Breast Cancer Research from the Queensland University of Technology to find out more.