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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have thig nagging fear that something is wrong with me and i'm dying. it comes and goes but everytime i get a pain i think its cancer. i'm only 27?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
No perfect tests: There are no perfect tests, & unfortunately these include the ones that we rely upon to tell us if cancer is present or not. If there is doubt, or your clinical situation has changed, please don't delay in getting a confirmatory study or second opinion. Ask your doctor to candidly share his concerns & best direct you appropriately. Once reassured however that you're okay... Please let the fear go!

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