I'm sure this is true for several hypochondriacs, but lately cancer is what has me the most terrified.
I'm constantly wondering if my headaches mean I have a brain tumor, or my occasional nosebleed means I have some form of sinus cancer. But, my most current fear is that I have skin cancer. I am constantly checking my skin, I keep track of my freckles, etc. But I developed this red patch on my chest, and now I'm worried. It's not really red, more like a light pink, and it almost looks like a hickie that is close to fading but I know for fact that isn't what it is. It hasn't increased in size, it doesn't hurt, and hasn't changed color. It looks a little flaky, like it's dry but it doesn't itch.. I tend to break out a lot on my chest, and at first I thought it was just discoloration from that. Because I am that person who constantly picks at my skin and ends up with acne scars. I have just never seen anything like it on my body and it hasn't gone away, and I'm not really sure if I should be worried or not. My mother seems to think it's okay, but she is no medical expert.. Has anyone ever dealt with something similar? I'm just tired of freaking out about this on a daily basis..