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Old 08-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Fear of cancer.

This all started for me about 6 months ago when I got a bad strep throat. Now a bit of background. I am a 35 year old male, who smoked till about a week ago. After my strep throat I cant stop thinking I have lung cancer. It was actually throat cancer untill about a month ago. I all of the sudden developed allergies and have had problems with post nasal drip, but for months thought it was throat cancer. I went to 2 ents and nothing. I look at my throat maybe 15 times a day, and cant stop googling about throat and lung cancer. If I sleep wrong and my shoulder hurts, I freak out. If I cough, the same thing. I quit smoking a few months ago, but started again because of the anxiety. Now I am not smoking for about a week, and if I cough, I freak out. I cant believe I have allowed myself to get like this, but no matter what I try to do, I worry. This is taking over my life and I dont know how to stop it.

 
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Fear of cancer.

I'm the same
Any ailment is cancer and I'm not convinced isn't till I've had bloodmtests and examinations, I can never be totally satisfied.

It all stems from anxiety and I have found in the past that therapy is helpful.

Try to talk to someone about getting help it can cripple your life if you cannot get over this, I know.

 
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