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zdavo

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I have thought I had mouth or throat cancer for a couple weeks now. I have cobblestone throat (possibly from nasal and dryness issues) and bite my cheeks accidentally so have some spots on my cheeks from that. Both of those convince me that I have cancer. Today I coughed up some phlegm and it had a very tiny amount of blood in it. Like barely even visible. So now I believe I have lung cancer. Every day it seems I convince myself I have a different cancer and it’s hard to function at times. This year alone I’ve convinced myself I have testicular, colon, mouth, throat, and lung cancer. The Dr in the past has offered to give me anxiety meds but I’d rather not go that route. It’s getting harder to function when every little new symptom or feeling sends me into a panic. Any tips or advice would be appreciated.
 

Cuchculan

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You did say that you bit you cheek by mistake. That might explain the small amounts of blood. Plus at times if we cough too hard we can tear part of the lining and it can bleed. Had it before. I coughed and there was blood. Was checked out and they found nothing at all. Classed it as an infection. I was told anything could have tore the lining on my insides. Sharp sided foods and the likes.

I would also say to look at the amount of cancers you assumed you had over the past while. Fair amount of numbers., But none of them were real. From that alone you be able to learn a little something. Just because you think you have it, that does mean you do have it. At times, if bad, we have to give in an accept medication. If it will improve your quality of life. But that is your own choice.
 

zdavo

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Thanks for the responses. I am usually pretty good at controlling my anxiety and knowing that my fears are unrealistic. I have no family history of any bad diseases and am pretty young (28) so I shouldn’t be having these thoughts. But it is getting increasingly harder to function properly especially when any new symptom or new feeling can make my HA flare up bad.
 
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