this sounds like it could be me. (to those who have read my many posts telling my story, I am sorry-- I get some kind of solace from writing about it/receiving reassurance). I developed HA last year, mostly over breast cancer (I found out I was BRCA positive AFTER I had become really concerned about breast cancer due to a friend of a friend dying of it in her 30's). I thought I kicked it by finding ways to rationalize, etc. But then a couple weeks ago I started having pain in my side, around the same time learned that my 24 year old neighbor is dying of testicular cancer (knew he had it for a couple years, didn't know he was going to die). Since then, it has just been a terrible, terrible couple of weeks. The pain in my side is real. Doctor said it was muscular because I work out a lot (and have a more mild pain on the left side as well). But I realized I also had had it for a couple of months only when working out; now have it more or less constantly, although it is mild and dull and disappears occasionally. Can't stop thinking it's some sort of cancer that's metastasized to my organs. Then I had stomach cramps and digestive issues; became sure I had stomach cancer or some kind of related cancer. Then my throat felt swollen on one side. Was sure I had throat cancer. This morning a colleague told me his wife has BC--set off those fears again. It is literally never ending, the only relief I get is sleep although even then I find I am dreaming I am told I have cancer or other terrible things. I even started therapy but it is not helping so far. In fact, my psychologist even said with my BRCA-2 positivity my HA was "reasonable" which really did not help!