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Anxious people more likely to notice symptoms of rectal cancer

A study involving 69 subjects found that people with lower anxiety levels were less likely to view symptoms of rectal cancer such as rectal bleeding as signs of a serious illness. They tended to ignore the symptoms and took longer to seek medical attention. Thus, more carefree people need to be educated in being attentive to any changes in their body.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Forbes - HealthDayNews

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About: Anxious people more likely to notice symptoms of rectal cancer

Date: 14 January 2005

Source: Forbes - HealthDayNews

Author: Robert Preidt


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