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A 20-year-old female asked:

Major health anxiety the pastyear, i think every bodily change or pain is cancer. only 20 and trying to focus on uni. whatcan i do to stop worrying?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Educate yourself: The best solution to eliminate your anxiety is to read up more about Cancer. The first thing you will learn is that cancer is largely a disease of the older people (>60 years). It is extremely rare in the 20 to 30 year range. so you should not worry! Secondly, not every ache and pain is Cancer, in fact cancer is a painless condition to begin with and remains so for a period of months. So relax.
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