Optimistic lung cancer patients do better

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

U.S. researchers say they've discovered lung cancer patients who have an optimistic disposition experience more favorable outcomes than pessimistic patients…

 

"This six-month potential benefit related to an optimistic attitude is more impressive when one considers that the median survival time for this patient population with lung cancer is less than one year," said lead investigator Paul Novotny of the Mayo Clinic.

 

UPI.com, 3/8/2010

Tags: Cancer, Lung Cancer

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