Ovarian cancer risks are TWICE as high for women who suffer PTSD, study finds

Women affected by post-traumatic stress disorder are at twice the risk of developing aggressive ovarian cancer, warns a new study.

Researchers found those who suffered six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) faced double the risk of ovarian cancer than women who were symptom-free.

Scientists think stress – especially in its chronic form – may accelerate ovarian tumour growth, leading to larger and more invasive tumors.

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