March 28th, 2012

Jack Layton Dead: Did Campaign Fight Undermine His Personal Battle?

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The physical and mental stress of the gruelling spring election campaign could have weakened Jack Layton's ability to fight the cancer that ultimately claimed his life, depending on how far the NDP leader pushed himself, a cancer specialist says. "In general, physicians always have concerns about how emotional stress can have a negative impact on any illness," said Dr. Donald Northfelt, a medical oncologist at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

 

 

Huffington Post Canada,   3/28/12

Tags: Cancer, Celebrity Patients, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Jack Layton

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