Salud Talks Podcast Episode 29: “Stress and Cancer”


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Stress has become a part of most of our lives every day as the current novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S. and the world.

Still, feelings of anxiety can lead to other health complications, according to Cathy Samayoa, an adjunct assistant professor at San Francisco State University’s Health Equity Research Lab.

Samayoa and Dr. Daniel C Hughes, with the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, join Salud Talks to discuss her research into the connections between stress and breast cancer development, and how it impacts some groups more than others.

For those who are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety during this crisis, please listen to our previous episodes coving these topics, “Mindfulness During an Epidemic,” and “Mental Health and the Global Pandemic.”

Check out this discussion on the Salud Talks Podcast, Episode 29, “Stress and Cancer“! STE29 Stress and Cancer Twitter Graphic


In this episode, we explore questions such as:

  • When did the medical community begin to study stress’s role in breast cancer incidence?
  • How are researchers combating stress-caused breast cancer development?
  • What can everyday individuals do to advocate for better practices in addressing stress-caused breast cancer in the Latina community?

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