Stress, Racism, and the Breast Cancer Connection

Having breast cancer is stressful​ but nearly everyone who’s been diagnosed is told to avoid stress. ​What’s the connection between emotional strain and cancer? In her role as an associate professor at Temple University, our guest, Dr. Lauren Ellman, studies prenatal and childhood factors that contribute to mental health disorders. Join the conversation with Karuna and Lauren as they discuss the data on chronic stress, including the toll of systemic racism, ​that explain some of the health impacts like ​increased breast cancer risk—even decades later.

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