A statistical analysis revealed that the men who developed cancer were disproportionately likely to have reported feelings of loneliness, social isolation and depression. Interestingly, the strength of the two associations—loneliness and increased cancer risk and social isolation and increased cancer risk—varied between cancer types. While loneliness was a factor for lung cancer, social isolation wasn’t. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to experience feelings of loneliness and social isolation. See “Older Adults Feel Lonelier Due to COVID-19” and “A Cancer Survivor’s ‘Isolation Journals’ Become a Balm for Pandemic Loneliness.”
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.