Anxiety and Cancer Fears?

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So I am convinced I have cancer again this is really getting me down. This is what kickstarted my anxiety 3 months ago. I had a pain in my side and totally convinced myself it was cancer. I had a scan 7 weeks ago and they found a cyst on my ovary which explained the pain. I have a follow up scan on Monday and I don't know if its playing on my mind but the past couple of days I have convinced myself the scan missed something and it has spread to my lungs and brain as I have a pain at my upper back on right and have had headaches. I have had no help, the doctors just up my dosage of mitrazipine which has seemed to make things worse. I have to threathen suicide at a&e before I get a psychiatric nurse to talk to me even then she just throws valium at me. I have been waiting for counselling for 7 weeks even after an overdose still no help. I am at my wits end sad

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    I no how u feel im always finking th worst to.  I just got over lymth nodes I can feel now I can feel a lump under skin before the ankle I dont no if its a gangolian but I fort they grow on top .  Have u tryed resuce remedies 
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    Please,see your,Dr and ask him.

    Your pain could be many things

    An ovarian cyst can be operated on....

    Chill and relax you are stressing yourself xxx

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    Ive got psco on my ovairys  is that what u have 
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    Dear Annmarie,

    Anxiety is a sensible reaction to a suspicien about cancer. Getting a diagnosis and possibly a second opinion is probably all that you should do. Whatever the result you have to live with it. 

    Please think more than one move ahead. I shudder to think of the damage you have done to your own cause by theatrical threats. That is bound to colour the treatment you receive for some considerable time. You will have to exhibit a substantial history of calm good sense to overcome that damage. 

    Doctors in searching for a reliable diagnosise may well painstakingly work through a number of options with tests and pills to address sertain of the symptoms. Eventually the root problem will be identified. Meantime the doctor has to depend on your quiet co-operation. That is not easy for you. Try to get the doctor to explain what she is doing. She may find this easier to do if she realises that you trust her and are collaberating with her. 

    Wishing you good progress in confirming a clear diagnosis. Perhaps a very natural and sensible level of anxiety can be established. Treatment may be quite unnesessary. George

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