Cancer scare

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Does anyone have a leukemia and lymphoma scare? I worry about those two a lot for some reason

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    Omg me too!! Like I worry about them so much I give myself panic attacks. It's like when I Google stuff I get symtoms.

    I've had Anxiety for 3months now and my symtoms keep changing. But I've had muscle and joint pain real bad and I'm scared of those two you mentioned. To make it worse it's like every single day I hear of someday who has or has died from the big C.

    I haven't yet been to a doctor to do blood tests since I went to the ER 3months ago n was told it's anxiety n very high stress levels. But the constant body aches&pain esp in my arms have me constantly terrified.

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    Hi tina

    You are not alone. My biggest worry is cancer, any cancer, I Google my symptoms constantly and some type of cancer always comes up.i know I shouldn't Google but I just can't help it.it literally takes over my life. It's not just myself though, any illness my family have I think they have it too. My daughter had a ear infection last week and I thought she had cancer of the ear.i hate living like this. It just seems that wherever I go it always comes up, either an advert on tv or on a billboard somewhere? And then I start thinking, is it trying to tell me something. It seems every day you hear someone dying from it. It seems to be getting worse.its terrifying living like this. I understand exactly how you feel. When I try and tell people what I'm like they just don't understand and think I'm been stupid or just laugh. I wish it was that easy. Big hugs xxx

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    Yes I have the same problems. I lost my brother last year to lymphoma leukemia t-all to stand corrected. Ever since his passing I have had so many anxiety attacks thinking I have lung cancer , neck and tonsil here recently. I am even suffering with pain in my left chest at the moment but every time I have gone in they say ekg is fine and my lungs look clear from the x Ray. So I am convincing myself that I just need to relax and my symptoms will go away in which my chest normally does. The only thing I can say is don't google lol it makes things way worse. I have gotten so bad my husband calls me Dr Google lol however I can tell he is starting to get paranoid with me because when I google I just put myself into more panic. So I totally understand where you are coming from especially when you have symptoms that don't seem like they are going away or they keep coming back.
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      My partner has even threatened to get our Internet disconnected because he is getting annoyed at me googling. I just can't help myself. I don't want to do it, it's like a very bad habit.i hate the way I am x
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    I was only diagnosed a week ago and have since been put on propranolol 10mg.

    I don't know about anyone else but with me it started with serious headaches and pain in my ears. I was adamant I had a tumour. My GP smiled when I told him and he said this is all too common. We look into things too much and self diagnose. It's the nature of this dreaded condition.

    This whole anxiety came completely out of the blue, was told it was likely a follow up from stress of working too much. Again, thought the worse as I'm 28, young, fit and healthy. Have never been ill.

    It's all in the mind. Concentrate on all positives in life and don't let this set back control your life. Fortunately, I am feeling more focused after only 3 days of meds. Will get blood results tomorrow. Sure all will be fine as GP didn't have any reason for concern when he gave me initial check over last week.

    Stay strong everyone!

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