Fear Cancer

Discussion in 'Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)' started by Deeishere111, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Pending

    I admit that I am scared of the probability of having cancer because it may be in my genes. My mother had colon cancer and it may not be the direct cause of her death but it was the ignition. I am hoping that I will be spared of cancer so I can escape the suffering that I have witnessed of cancer patients. 
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  3. tomorrow

    tomorrow Member

    Glad to hear that you already got rid of  this  difficult situation. 

    Yes, I think almost all people are afraid of this deadly disease.  It’s spreading like wildfire.  I have seen that some people are even afraid of uttering the word “Cancer” in their conversations!   I recently visited our Regional Cancer Institute and I was somewhat startled to see that even kids are in long queues waiting for their chemotherapy.  Looking at their faces we can feel their extreme tiredness pain of the side effects. 

    But I think instead of becoming overly conscious about this disease we should give more importance to preventive measures like taking antioxidant rich food and avoiding inorganic ones.  According doctors all of us develop cancerous cells every day but it is antioxidants present in the body that help us destroy free radicals.  Prevention is better than cure.
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  4. pwarbi

    pwarbi Member

    Whether we like it or not, I think that we are all going to be afraid of getting ill no matter what the illness is, and it's only natural for us to be concerned with our own health. Cancer as I'm sure we all know is very common and there probably isn't a person alive that hasn't been affected by it in someway. You may not have had it yourself but you'll no doubt know somebody who as and it can be a wake up call that it can affect any of us at any time.

    That being said though, we can't live our life in fear and if we do get cancer or any other illness we just have to try and move forward the best way we can. While there are a lot of people that get cancer, there's also a lot of people that are making a full recovery from it as well so that's something to think about whenever we start to get down about what may or may not happen to us in the future.
  5. Natasha0717

    Natasha0717 Active Member

    Cancer is my #1 fear.  It has been my biggest fear since I was a little girl.

    The odd part is, I don't think it has so much to do with the fact that it can be a deadly illness.  It's more to do with everything that comes with it.  And what comes with it is: Diagnosis, doctors, questions, worries, hospitals, treatments, treatment centers, losing your hair, tests, test results, more tests, surgery, a possible slow death, and in general, the unknown.  I honestly don't think I have it in me to do any of that. I would probably just refuse treatment.  Because all of that would kill me before the cancer actually would. Unless they hooked me up to a Valium drip 24/7 and I was completely unaware of my surroundings or what was being done to me.
  6. jy76

    jy76 Member

    The fear of cancer is quite unreasonable.  For one thing, everything seems to cause it.  Therefore, in my view, all we can do is just eat anti-oxidant rich food while avoiding extremely bad stuff like tobacco smoking and radiation.  Does anyone have any other ideas?
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  7. to7update

    to7update Member

    I do wonder what you mean by the female version of prostate cancer, what would that be, ovarian cancer?

    I do know what you mean though and I can totally relate with that, as both my grandfather and my dad already had prostate cancer. My grandmother died from cancer too, so it's running strongly in the family. I am being checked by a doctor soon, again, because I want to catch the cancer soon in case it decides to appear. The best fight for the disease and the anxiety coming from it is prevention and awareness.
  8. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Cancer is a big scary word that I try my best not to hear. Any of us can get it, and apparently from all sorts of things. If we use talcum powder now, it can give us cancer, cheese can give us cancer, along with all sorts of other things that have apparently been found can give us cancer.

    I'm a smoker so I've got more chance than some of getting it, but I do my best not to think about it. I choose to think that sickness doesn't exist and that there is only health. Ever heard about the secret? 'The Secret', the secret about what we think about comes back to us. It works by vibrations. What we send out comes back to us. If we think and are afraid of something and continue to worry about it, we can bring that thing right back to us. I have noticed on the television as well, advert after advert for cancer on every channel. So we see the word 'cancer' every quarter of an hour for two minutes. Is it any wonder why the numbers are going up for cancer patients?
  9. Jester85

    Jester85 New Member

    I have fear of cancer. I've made myself paranoid at various points in the past that I had testicular cancer, skin cancer, and mouth cancer. Stressed myself out incredibly about it for like two weeks and basically had myself convinced I was going to die and went into a depression. Not fun, but I'm a bit of a hypochondriac where that's concerned. I have family history on both sides too. My dad's mother and brother died of cancer, and my mom's sister survived breast cancer.

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