Cancer is no different, the more stress you experience creates a surge of a survival hormone. This hormone controls the ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ instinct in your body. It’s called cortisol.
A long time we needed this hormone to keep us safe and secure. But since you usually don’t need to run from wild animals or do huge amounts of physical labor, you don’t need this hormone constantly running unchecked through your body.
Yet, because of the stress in your daily life, this hormone surges wildly through your veins wreaking havoc on your health.
The relationship between stress and cancer and other disease is complex. Research studies prove that chronic or long-term stress dramatically suppresses your immune system. Stress also increases production ofcatecholamines − a hormone that is released by the adrenal glands when you are under physical and emotional stress. This hormone also damages the immune system.