I watched my mom go in and out of the hospital since I was a young kid, and her mom (my grandma) had a lot of health issues in her youth as well. When I was 13 my mom was diagnosed with relapse remitting MS (which was actually misdiagnosed as a brain tumour at first, scared the crap out of me). The earliest attack I remember was when I was 11 😳 and I thought I had a severe bowel problem. I was too young to really think I had specific diseases but after my mom was diagnosed it got a lot worse. I've thought I had bowel cancer, melanoma, a brain tumour, lymphoma, leukaemia, nasal tumour, diabetes and most recently breast cancer. I actually somewhat recovered from my HA back in 2011 and I was 3 years free of it. Until my boyfriends mom was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer back in November, now my HA is back and I've recently somewhat gotten over a breast cancer & lymphoma fear. It just scares me because my mom and grandma were so sick throughout their lives and what if it's genetic or something so I became obsessed with it. As for my boyfriends mom, we're a lot alike and we're pretty close. She's also only 40 years old so she's really young, it kind of brought back the HA because it really can happen to anyone so I feel the need to constantly check myself to make sure it doesn't happen to me.