Study: Support groups help ease anxieties of cancer-prone women

10/15/2004 | Reuters

Women who learn they are genetically at risk for breast or ovarian cancer can reduce anxiety and depression through professionally led support groups, a new study reveals. Researchers found women with certain genetic mutations that make them prone to the cancers showed improvement in their "cancer worries" after six months in support groups, and those with the most serious symptoms reported the greatest benefits.

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