Personality Not Linked to Cancer Risk or Prognosis

August 16, 2010

Penn Medicine Press Release

(Reuters Health) People who are friendly and outgoing and those prone to be nervous and moody have at least one thing in common: their personalities do not seem to be connected to their risk of developing or dying from cancer, a new study finds.

The findings, from two long-running studies of Finnish and Swedish twins, add to evidence refuting the theory that there are certain cancer-prone personalities, and that personality is an important factor in the odds of surviving cancer. Read More.