The biopsy waiting game
Women and their partners know first hand about the psychological stress of waiting for breast biopsy results. But a new study says the stress is physical too.
BIDMC radiologist Elvira Lang was lead author of a study that found higher levels of the hormone cotisol in woman awaiting biospy results. The hormone is produced by the adrenal gland and is often referred to as the "stress hormone."
To learn more about the study, click here. To read a discussion in The New York Times' Well blog, click here. And for an audio report, listen to this story from Boston's WBUR-FM.