Singing in a choir can help alleviate symptoms of cancer

Singing in a choir can boost the immune system and tackle stress, and could therefore be an important tool for cancer patients according to a new study.
Researchers at the Welsh research charity Tenovus Cancer Care worked with the Royal College of Music and Imperial College to find that performing in a choir for just one hour can have a positive effect on a person's health. 


He explained: "Singing in a choir can have a range of social, emotional and psychological benefits, and now we can see it has biological effects too. It's really exciting and could enhance the way we support people with cancer in the future.“ Dr Ian Lewis, director of research at the charity, said the study is the first time that singing has been proven to affect the immune system.