carcinophobia


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carcinomophobia, carcinomatophobia, carcinophobia

an abnormal fear of cancer. Also called cancerophobia.
See also: Cancer
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When we put these two characteristics together, we can understand the phenomenon referred to variously as cancer phobia, cancerphobia, and carcinophobia. Involved in this phenomenon is the fear of cancer in oneself and/or the fear of "catching" cancer, either following contact with someone who has it or as a function of a polluting environment.