Cancer fears

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i just joined this page.. I need help.. I need people who can understand me.. The fear of cancer is ruining my life... every day there is something... These days I have leukemia fears and the logic behind that is the infections I have got over the past two months... also Sometimes I see bruises on my body that logically could be because I keep bumping into things.. I have also hip and leg pain for the past 9 months since the day I gave birth.. its stronger when I carry my baby... its been almost teo years of extreme health anxiety ... I dont know why Im not dead yet...sad what should i do... sad

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    Have you been to the doctors to be checked out
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    I understand you Lillie i really do. I can't say I will help you feel better because I suffer with you. Every ache/ pain etc I Google it and cancer always comes up. It takes over my life. I Google sometime 20/30 times a day and reread the symptoms over and over again, and convince myself I've got it.ive had every cancer. I once even argued with a doctor after taking myself to A&E with bad back pain? Thinking i had lung cancer. I told him doctors get things wrong and he told me to get my to my doctors about my anxiety. He was looking at me like I was crazy. I suppose I seem that way to some people because im obsessed. But I really can't help myself. I weigh myself up to 5 times a day and if I've lost a couple of pounds I think I have cancer. If it wasnt for my daughter i think I would have ended my life.i worry every day that I'm gonna get it and I know I couldn't handle it if I did. I think of all the brave wonderful people out there who live with this dreadful disease and still carry on with their life. I know that I couldn't do that. There's nothing worse than living your life being frightened. Sorry I havnt helped you, it's just reassuring that I'm not alone.

    Big hugs Lisa xx

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    I can totally relate to you. I lost my brother to leukemia last June and since then I have been in and out of the doctors. I am absolutely terrified. I notice every little nick and cranny and it worries me. Like today I am seeing a specialist because I've had problems swallowing on one side for the past 3 months. So of course when you google first thing they say is cancer, so I took the advice from some of the people on here and the first thing they said is to stop googling and I can honestly say it's helped a little. I'm nervous about today but if your worried then I personally would go get checked out and just see what the doctor has to say.
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    Hi Lili1358, I too know exactly what you are going through. My grandfather was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer in 2010. When that happened, I convinced myself I was suffering from numerous different types of cancer. Ranging from breast, skin, pancreatic, blood... Of course google it and everything leads to cancer. I've been to the doctors, had spots checked out, had a tiny growth on my skin removed, blood work - all coming back normal. He thankfully beat the cancers. Fast forward to today - he was recently diagnosed with another type of cancer. I am recently divorced with a 19 month old. I have had such anxiety about different types of cancer again : Colon, stomach, cervical. The anxiety has cauSed me to obsess over Google. I've made a doctors appointment to discuss my latest symptoms however I feel much of them are stress related. I too have such a fear of cancer. And leaving my son behind. I was very good for a while and didn't google anything but this latest cancer diagnoses has put me over the edge! sad the mind is a powerful thing and can make symptom to confirm your fears. I wish we didn't have to go through this....
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      Hi I am exactly the same been waiting to see someone with the same worry as me it a terrifying thing to think we might have cancer it scare me more than anything because I to have two kids and a wife the thought of leaving them is terrifying I'm now depressed and my symptoms are worse than ever the pain horrible the brain is a powerful thing hope you get the all clear but you are not alone all the best 
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      Your so right Anne the mind is a powerful thing and if you think of these symptoms you actually convince yourself that you have them. I've googled that much that I've literally diagnosed myself with every different type of cancer. My partner had threatened to get the Internet cut off so I can't Google. I stress myself out that much that I lose my appetite and feel sick. Then because I feel like this I then think I have cancer,;so it's a vicious circle. To live in my head some days is truly terrifying and unless you suffer from this awful mental illness no one will ever understand what we go through. I hate myself for being like this and would love to not suffer like this.

      Big hugs

      Lisa x

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    Its all the discomfort that is making you think you have some hor ible disease. Oanic attacks fire off so many symptoms after a while its hard to accept its just a malfunction of your fight or flight in your brain and not cancer. Anxiety does kill your body its messes with your mind and your rationale thoughts unless you take control of it. The fight or flight is automatic and normally is kept under conteol, theres a mal function and scientists do not have a cure for that mal function but you and your cqncious mind can calm it down. Properly belly breathe and think only positive thoughts.mit takes a lot,of disicioline but this is what has to be done to calm the body down. The health anxiety is hinestly secondary..an effect of the panic attacks and the way they feel which can be debilitaing at times. The worst thing in Earth you can do is google symptims.mits nit a rare disease love it is a mal function, a broken switch that triggers and your body is told it is in grave danger. It truly sucks. If you feed into it it will get way worse, so dont. Google healing meditatiins, mindfullness, belly breathing for anxiety, remidies to help panic attacks, hayhouse radio, spring forest qigong, google info to help you. 
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    I have the exact same fear I always worry about getting cancer specially leukemia or lymphoma or the people close to me getting it, the only thing that I constantly think about
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    are you feeling any better today?
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    Hi,

    If you are worried, go to the doctor! There is no use getting upset over what you Dr. Google! I have had cancer, mastectomy , chemo, radiation, still living! Get your bloods done and don't worry, what will be will be! You will feel better knowing either way. Wishing you the best, go get checked, then let us know your results!

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