A 42-year-old female asked:
is anxiety and panic disorder a symptom of cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Anxiety and Cancer: Panic disorder is a diagnosis all on its own. Its not linked to cancer but a lot of cancer patients will experience a high level of anxiety at the time of their diagnosis and interestingly at the completion of their treatment.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
Dr. Imad Khreim answered
38 years experience Psychiatry
Socondary Anxiety: Panic disorder per se is not a symptom of cancer ( by definition) however, panic attacks can be a manifestation of cancer as well as many other physical ailments.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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