Breast cancer is the primary cause of cancer mortality in women, impacting millions around the globe. It's estimated that 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Stress is both a risk factor for and byproduct of breast cancer, and its management is critical to protecting both the mental health and physical outcomes of breast cancer patients.

Treatment & mental health

Life is full of stressful situations for everyone. A full 33 percent of adults say they experience extreme stress, while 77 percent say stress negatively affects their health.

Medical problems are notorious for increasing anxiety, and cancer diagnoses, in particular, can cause long-term chronic stress and mental health issues. A