cancerophobia

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cancerophobia

(ˌkænsərəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Medicine) a morbid dread of being afflicted by cancer

cancerophobia

carcinomophobia.
See also: Cancer
Translations

can·cer·o·pho·bi·a

n. cancerofobia, fobia a contraer cáncer.
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Who is benefiting from the hysteria and cancer phobia that are possessing the population?
When we put these two characteristics together, we can understand the phenomenon referred to variously as cancer phobia, cancerphobia, and carcinophobia.
"Be aware that when you diagnose melanoma, in some patients it's really going to set off what I call a cancer phobia," he warned.
'The worst scenario could be getting a positive test, assuming you had cancer and developing this cancer phobia - panic or going into decline when there's no reason to,' says Dr Wilson.

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