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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"Many women who have had breast cancer worry about its recurrence."
TEENAGERS with cancer worry most about how the illness will affect their fertility, a survey has revealed.
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.
Chan School of Public Health, spoke out against the cancer warning in a blog for the American Institute of Cancer Research, saying that there is no evidence that acrylamide causes cancer in humans (8): "On a 'cancer worry' scale from 0 to 10, coffee should be solidly at 0 and smoking at 10; they should not have similar warning labels."
The 43-year-old from Limerick, whose cancer WORRY Mary Lou McDonald is terminal, settled a [euro]2.5million damages claim with the HSE over incorrect smear test results from 2011.
The survey assessed breast and cervical cancer knowledge, cancer worry, and barriers to cancer screening via open- and closed-ended responses.
(21) There are no consistent findings concerning whether cancer worry in high-risk populations exceeds that for the general population.
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.
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