Relationships and Cancer: Are They Linked?

Focused on Health – August 2010

by Adelina Espat

Spending time with others usually makes us laugh more and worry less. We’re more likely to have a positive outlook because we’re less likely to feel lonely or depressed.

But how do relationships affect our health?

One recent study says that people in healthy relationships are twice as likely to live longer than those in unhealthy relationships. Other studies even suggest that treatment may be more successful for cancer patients who have the support of friends and family.

Click here to read more on the link between Relationships and Cancer.