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irrational fear of cancer or other tumors.


/can·cer·pho·bia/ (-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of cancer.

Patient discussion about cancerphobia

Q. I also fear that if my case is diagnosed as Breast Cancer how can I achieve my dreams? I am a Mechanical Student currently in my second year. It is very rare to find a girl pursuing this course. In fact, all my friends and well wishers too have advised me that it may be tough for a girl pursuing this course of study. I am a very stubborn girl very much firm in my opinion. For the recent past months, I fear that I may be having a breast cancer. I have lethal classes which I always found to be difficult. Of late, I could see a lump in the under arm area which is painful when touched. I fear that this may be due to the heavy workout which I had to do as per my curriculum. I have got so many dreams to be achieved in the near future and this worry is causing me greater concern that I am not able to concentrate in my studies and my performance in the college has also declined to the significant level. I feel that this needs to be diagnosed without any further delay. I also fear that if my case is diagnosed as Breast Cancer how can I achieve my dreams and lead a full-fledged life? Please advise me suitably….

A. as jenniferLinda said -there's little to worry about. a lump under the arm can be from many things...there are lymph nodes over there and every viral infection can cause swelling.

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Toxic tort litigation is gaining popularity with the plaintiffs' bar, and it is not unusual to encounter claims for medical monitoring, increased risk of future injury and fear damages such as cancerphobia.
Claimants' expert valuation witness, an MAI-designated appraiser, testified that because of the public's cancerphobia, the market value of the remainder was worth half of its prevesting value.
If scientific proof supported the cancerphobia of the public, the claimant must then also establish that this reasonable apprehension has affected the purchaser's willingness to pay the fair market value of the property.