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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can aniexty give u cancer?

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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
No: There is no increased risk of cancer for those who suffer from anxiety.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
No: Please try not to add to your anxiety with this idea. Do seek help for your anxiety. It can cause physical problems that can be quite serious - but not cancer. Find a therapist and work together with or without medication to deal with your issues. Best wishes!
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