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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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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.
People are suing as a result of pollution, property, bodily injury, emotional distress and Cancerphobia.
Without any objective illness or physical impact, the Villari plaintiffs were permitted to bring actions for mental anguish caused by cancerphobia or "fear of the consequences of exposure to hazardous termiticides.
This article deals entirely with claims for the increased risk of disease and does not attempt to address the related claims based on the fear of contracting cancer, called cancerphobia, or claims for the expenses incurred for medical monitoring after exposure to an alleged toxic agent.