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Pancreatic Cancer Fear

BejeweledMexican

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I’m seriously freaking out so bad right now. About an hour ago I started having HORRIBLE shooting pains near my belly button that lasted for about 10 minutes. Afterwards I had a bowel movement but I still don’t feel good. I’m terrified of pancreatic cancer! I know it’s not normal for my ago (26) but it still happens!

Plus I’ve been losing a lot of weight without even trying. I moved less than a month ago and have been eating different but eating absolutely horrible food so I ahoulsn’t Be losing weight. I’m so scared right now. This is how it starts, isn’t it?!? The pain
 

matisworried

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the chances of someone your age having pancreatic cancer are incredibly small. also, that cancer is generally asymptomatic until very late stages and you'd be having way more symptoms. this just started today - it's not rational to immediately jump to cancer. i got a stabbing pain below my left shoulder blade for about 15 minutes today for no notable reason today but that doesn't mean i have lung cancer. i very likely slept wrong, twisted wrong, something minor like that. you mentioned eating very poorly lately. this is, for an example, a much more likely cause than cancer. also... just because you're eating poorly doesn't mean you're eating enough to maintain or gain weight. there's a lot of factors that go in to that.

i'm sorry you're anxious, but please remind yourself that you are absolutely fine!
 

BejeweledMexican

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I just don’t see how I can be fine. Maybe I overreached with the pancreatic cancer but this loss of weight so quickly is not normal! And I’m currently without health insurance because I quit my job last month to move. I’m terrified!!!! I went to my closet to choose a shirt that is ALWAYS tight on me....and I’m practically swimming in it!
 
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