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Offline mustardtiger56

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Any tips? 18 years old and constantly anxious about health
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:07:18 PM »
4 months ago I had a lymphoma scare that even had some of my doctors convinced, beforehand I was happy,healthy,aspirational 18 year old in his senior year and looking forward to starting my life. I had good grades, athletic,had a good social life etc. Within a week all of that went upside down and instead of graduating I was thinking I'd be doing cancer treatment. Now I constantly worry about my health. I keep worrying about cancer,specifically pancreatic. I was reading about how it begins growing decades before diagnosis and when diagnosed is usually too late. And it has me worried that maybe I should've eaten better as a kid even though Ive always been pretty healthy. I by no means had a perfect diet but I certainly wasn't overweight or lacking nutrients.It doesn't run in my family or anything and I don't have any risk factors but I still feel almost as if I'm doomed and can't stop worrying about it.  What do you guys think?
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Re: Any tips? 18 years old and constantly anxious about health
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 08:14:47 PM »
Most important tip : Stop Googling completely. You shouldn't even know anything about pancrestic cancer unless you plan to study medicine.

Going to a therapist would probably help you. You are young and should enjoy life, not live it in constant fear.
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Re: Any tips? 18 years old and constantly anxious about health
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 10:18:33 PM »
First You sound exactly like me!!! haha I'm slightly older at 20 but my whole cycle started with a lymphoma scare and I went from being fine one week to being scared to death the next, unfortunately my lymphoma fear is back, but enough about me.
Also I don't know where you got that info because what i've learned in college is that Pancreatic cancer is deadly but even more deadly because of how quick it spreads, also 18 is way to young for it I think.
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Re: Any tips? 18 years old and constantly anxious about health
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 10:52:54 PM »
There's a million reasons to think something's wrong, only one reason not to.
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Re: Any tips? 18 years old and constantly anxious about health
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 11:02:10 PM »
I guess the good thing to come out of HA(for me at least) is that I eat very healthy now, take vitamins, and exercise very frequently to prevent things like diabetes and reduce the risk of cancer. Ive always been in great shape and never ate out often or anything. Although my eating habits were questionable at times. Occasionally I would go on a binge of bad food like donuts or potato chips (like the average teen), and I haven't done that in 4 months.
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Re: Any tips? 18 years old and constantly anxious about health
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 11:08:10 PM »
potato chips...

I don't think we can be friends anymore :(
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