cancer worry

cancer worry

A person's psychological perception of the risk of succumbing to cancer. It is considered a means of motivating health-protective behavior in some people in that it may drive them to undergo appropriate screening tests and to follow health promotional guidelines. But it may also reflect a form of unwarranted anxiety in others, esp. when it does not motivate actions that promote better health, or when it results in unwarranted fear or pessimism.
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Genetic counseling "increases the accuracy of risk perception; decreas- es intention for mutation testing among women who are unlikely carriers; and decreases cancer worry, atudety, and depression," according to the guideline writers.
SHATTERED: Death of his father-in-law, loss of baby and wife's cancer worry hit Dott hard
TEENAGERS with cancer worry most about how the illness will affect their fertility, a survey has revealed.
However, these variables had little to no effect compared with the effects of physician discussion about breast cancer risk, not having had a prior mammogram, breast cancer worry, and particularly the religious beliefs that God alone or God and doctors will cure cancer.
Samia al Qadhi, joint chief executive of Breast Cancer Care said, " We are very excited by the launch of letrozole, as we know that many women who have had breast cancer worry about its recurrence.
That strategy has done little to assuage another cancer worry, though.
We know that many people who have had breast cancer worry about its recurrence.
The things survivors of childhood cancer worry about may shape their self-images and life outlooks, and subsequently may affect their ability to successfully accomplish developmental tasks such as dating, leaving school, entering the job market, leaving home, marrying and beginning a family, and ultimately achieving economically and socially productive lives.
Lorraine Dallas, of Breast Cancer Care Scotland, said: 'We are very excited by the SMC's approval of Letrozole, as we know that many people who have had breast cancer worry about its recurrence.
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