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Cancerophobia

Fear of Cancer


Presentation

  • Those who present the delusion of cancer are unable to accept reassurance and become increasingly anxious. In this second group, need for psychiatric treatment may be overlooked even when it has become urgent.[jamanetwork.com]
Nightmare
  • ., Her period of illness was like a nightmare. I came back from school and found the ambulance in our street. At night I saw the window of her window. Her mother's tears did not stop. Her father's sadness was evident in his face, shape and walk.[tellerreport.com]
Loss of Appetite
  • […] of appetite and continuous thinking about disease and death. - Fear of falling into the disease and excessive care for health safety, and taking precautionary preventive and permanent precautions whether it is related to the habits of food or dress or[tellerreport.com]
Denial
  • Does ‘denial’ really cover our everyday experiences in clinical oncology? A critical view from a psychoanalytic perspective on the use of ‘denial’.[cambridge.org]
  • Denial is a mechanism of defense that usually helps the patient to cope with painful, threatening, overwhelming, or awkward thoughts.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • . - When the actual infection of a disease, there is a state of denial or intimidation of the disease for fear that it is cancer. - Depression, sadness, isolation or fear of loneliness. - Exposure to health problems caused by stress. - The disruption[tellerreport.com]
Delusion
  • @article{Fellner1959CancerophobiaAD, title {Cancerophobia and delusion.}, author {Carl H. Fellner}, journal {Journal of the American Medical Association}, year {1959}, volume {170 15}, pages { 1776-8 } } Carl H.[semanticscholar.org]
  • Those who present the delusion of cancer are unable to accept reassurance and become increasingly anxious. In this second group, need for psychiatric treatment may be overlooked even when it has become urgent.[jamanetwork.com]
Suggestibility
  • Read more Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.[collinsdictionary.com]

Treatment

  • Please click on the tab at the top of the page called “Treatments” to find out more information on these types of treatments.[common-phobias.com]
  • This may contribute to society's cancerophobia and denial with subsequent frequent delays in seeking medical attention and treatment for suspected cancer.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Fear of cancer and older people's beliefs about cancer treatment in Poland . Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, Vol. 36, Issue. 1, p. 97.[cambridge.org]
  • Anastrozole;Exemestane;Letrozole;Systemic Chemotherapy;Tamoxifen Citrate 3 Brief CBT for Anxiety and Advanced Cancer Completed NCT00706290 Phase 2 4 Impact of a Group Intervention on Breast Cancer Patient's Adjustment and Emotion Regulation at the End of Treatment[malacards.org]
  • In this second group, need for psychiatric treatment may be overlooked even when it has become urgent. It is important to differentiate between the two groups.[jamanetwork.com]

Epidemiology

  • Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 17, 818 – 826. Salander, P. & Windahl, G. ( 1999 ). Does ‘denial’ really cover our everyday experiences in clinical oncology? A critical view from a psychoanalytic perspective on the use of ‘denial’.[cambridge.org]
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Prevention

  • European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 16, 266 – 274. Vos, M.S. & De Haes, J.C.J.M. ( 2007 ). Denial in cancer patients: An explorative review. Psychooncology 16, 12 – 25.[cambridge.org]
  • […] by those medical instruments, the rush of nurses and doctors whenever his illness worsens, signs of regret on their faces at the last moments of his life, Everything .. everything, I'm afraid of death like that, I'm afraid of cancer so much that I am prevented[tellerreport.com]
  • Measure and Risk Factors in Lymphoma Survivorship Recruiting NCT03260855 Not Applicable 19 Cognitive-Existential Group Therapy to Reduce Fear of Cancer Recurrence: A RCT Study Recruiting NCT03270995 Not Applicable 20 A Communication Skills Package to Prevent[malacards.org]

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