Women who were provided with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment show greater length of survival and longer time until disease recurrence over eight to 15 years after their original diagnosis, newly published research from a randomized trial shows.
Mindfulness practice leads to increase in the brain’s “gray matter” in brain regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking.
Effect of mindfulness based stress reduction on immune function, quality of life and coping in women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.
Experiences of a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention among patients with cancer.
Effect of psychosocial treatment on survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer.