Health anxiety!! Cancer phobia. ....I think.

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Hi...I so hope here's somebody that can relate or help. I am a 24 year old mommy and I am so so scared about everything.

Firstly where it started when I was 19 I started feeling weird and "foggy" went to dr was diagnosed with anxiety. After that it went wonderful for 4 years. One day I felt a lump in my left breast long stressful horrible story short had it biopsied it was a fibroadenoma I was told to monitor it, March this year went back to do a sonogram now there is 2 more sad sad . I tried to accept its only fibroadenoma but couldn't help to panic, now I have this dull deep pain in my left arm and ribs (not unbearable) when im busy I dont even notice it, according to dr google I have cancer... its horrifying this I am dealing with im sure I have a phobia because my Mother always made me believe she has cancer and is gonna die.. she is still alive and well with no chemo both her breasts a slight cut on her nipple where "they took out the cancer" according to her.. she does lie about almost everything so I cant really believe her but it scares me in so many ways!! My dr is so sick of me I can tell he has sent me so a surgeon to remove the fibroadenoma only for my piece of mind but I do not want to wake up sleeping dogs if its not harmfull.

Am so stressed it feels like as soon as everything is well for a month or so I start to stress again its a vicious cycle I am struggling to break, and the numb pains are not helping im not sure if im imagining it.

Please help ♡♡

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    Hey dear,

    As long as u go/went to the doctors and they confirmed it's not harmful. I wouldn't worry too much, worrying cause a variety of health issues. I had two breast biopsies done (found lumps in breast) they were painful, I had them removed, they were benign (not cancerous), now I just get breast exams and I keep it moving. Stop going on Google to diagnose, Google gives worst case senerios and will have u thinking the worst, when all in all you're fine. If u want to get ur arms and ribs checked, probably just all in ur mind, do what makes u feel comfortable. There has been times we're I felt certain pains, as went to the doctors, once they confirmed it wasn't nothing and I talked to someone about it, next thing u kno the pains went away without me noticing, like it never existed. Try to take it easy. Also, don't let ur mom's situation dwell on u, don't think what has happened to her is gonna happen to u. Seems like ur mom is fine and you will be too! :0)

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    Hi Nicole,

    I'm also 24, I also had a lump in my breast. I had mine removed last thursday and even tho the docs are pretty much convinced (as am I) that it was a fibroadenoma it's still being sent off for tests.

    Just get it removed : ) it's not dangerous and a fibroadenoma is very different to any cancerous growth so I don't think docs are ever wrong about the diagnosis but still the only way they can really, truly, 100% know what it is, is if they take it out.

    It’ll make you feel sooo much better not having it there!

    If you have any questions at all about my experience just let me know, I’m happy to share all the details : )

    Best wishes,


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    Thank you both I am feeling much less stressed out reading your reply's ♡♡Its gist this arm that keeps going numb but I am convincing myself its a pinched nerve as the pain comes and goes.
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