The Type C Connection

Scientists are now demonstrating that emotional choices are linked to cancer and other illnesses, and they are giving practical advice for how to be healthier.

In The Type C Connection, psychologist Lydia Temoshok and science-writer Henry Dreher explore the links between behavior and cancer and provide additional evidence of the mind-body connection in the immune system.

“Type C behavior” of passivity, appeasement, and repression of anger causes a weakening of the immune system, increasing vulnerability to cancer and infectious diseases.

They recommend that people transform their Type C behavior into more balanced, healthier patterns, first through self-awareness and then by taking action, and they give advice on how to do so.