Cancerophobia

Known as: cancer fear, Cancerphobia, fear cancer 
An overwhelming, irrational, and persistent fear of being diagnosed with cancer.
National Institutes of Health

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1950-2017
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
OBJECTIVE To assess the character and frequency of fear of progression (FoP) and to clarify its relationship with cancer-related… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Despite the fact that the fear of cancer recurrence is to varying degrees almost universal in cancer survivors, there is a lack… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Clinical and anecdotal findings suggest that the completion of cancer treatment may be marked by heightened distress and… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Although survival rates for all cancers continue to increase, few studies have examined the quality of life of both cancer… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
OBJECTIVE: To explore colorectal cancer (CRC) screening knowledge, attitudes, barriers, and preferences among urban African… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND This article describes the results of studies on the barriers and benefits of cervical cancer screening from the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Given the marked individual variability in psychological adjustment in response to breast cancer, it is important to specify… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
As part of the formative research for developing interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening in men and women aged 50… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Objective. This study describes in detail the surgery-related symptoms following axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
OBJECTIVES To assess outside a clinical trial the psychological outcome of different treatment policies in women with early… (More)
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