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Offline mollyfin

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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2014, 05:37:05 PM »
Prostate cancer :P 

Seriously though I don't tend to worry about cardiac issues - I did for a period once years ago, but it didn't stick.  An ALS fear came once and went.  I don't worry about stuff like the brain-eating amoeba and rabies; anything that that's rare doesn't come on my radar; or viral pandemics (SARS, bird flu, West Nile, swine flu), because they all seem to be hyped up to be way worse than they end up being in reality. 

Mostly I worry about cancer. 
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 05:48:43 PM »
I never really worried about AIDS or any STD...Perhaps because I never placed myself in a situation to contact them.
I also don't really worry about some cancers unless its lung or brain...anxiety is weird
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2014, 08:13:33 PM »
I don't worry about lupus or autoimmune disorders much, ms, or als. Std's don't really trigger me either, mainly because I am not sexually active. 

I 100% fear cancer. I fear it with every ounce of my being. The fear is crippling.

same here, actually my first bought of health anxiety was leukemia at age 10.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2014, 08:29:21 PM »
I mainly only HA about cancer.

I don't really worry about anything else.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2014, 09:03:22 PM »
I read that cancer phobia is one of the 10 top phobias. Judging by everyone's comments I believe it.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2014, 09:19:16 PM »
I'm not that afraid of cancer anymore... it's more the stuff like ALS, because you can't even treat it. At least with Cancer I've got a fighting chance.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2014, 09:28:04 PM »
The very first disease I feared was cancer.  I am going through it again now. 

I don't really fear MS, brain tumors, or strokes.  I have feared ALS, lymphoma, leukemia (in my kids....I have pure O OCD and my worry does not always involve my health), breast cancer (paget's disease specifically right now), blood clots, heart failure, etc.  Ugh...that's a lot.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2014, 09:30:10 PM »
I fear for diseases in my husband and child too. I've thought my son had meningitis, Ewing's sarcoma, leukemia, and vitiligo (yes, vitiligo)…UGH.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2014, 10:26:10 PM »
since no ones said it yet I don't worry about hypochondria :laugh3:

on a serious note I haven't worried about cancer

I have worried about cardiac issues, lung issues, and stuff along those lines
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2014, 10:41:43 PM »
I don't really worry about cancer anymore.

I don't ever fear MS, and my hands tingle sometimes. It's a common anxiety symptom so it doesn't bother me.

I also have heart palpitations sometimes, and chest pain....those kind of freak me out. Mostly because open heart surgery scares the daylights out of me.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2014, 02:58:00 PM »
So far in the years I've had HA I have only feared heart attack (because I have a murmur) and the worst one ALS but I've never feared cancer (yet) or really anything else! It's strange how I fear one of the more rare diseases out there but not a more common one like cancer.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2014, 03:24:00 PM »
I actually don't fear cancer - shocking, I know!  The only two things that I focus on (and it's always changing, never both at the same time) is the heart and brain. I don't fear brain tumors anymore because my scans were clear. However, I do obsess over other neurological diseases and heart conditions. LoL Right now, I'm worrying about MS again..... Sigh....
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2014, 04:07:36 PM »
If its not my heart, I don't pay it a second thought which is sort of weird because dead is dead no matter the cause  :laugh3:
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2014, 06:19:44 PM »
I don't worry too much about skin cancer, but I certainly keep an eye on moles and freckles that change shape. I don't worry about rabies, or bacterial infections (weird, since I work in vet med). My two main issues are internal cancers and neurological degenerative diseases. Everything else is pretty much a normal level of concern.
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Re: On the lighter side...what disease DON'T you worry about?
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2014, 06:26:05 PM »
I don't worry about heart, lupus, ALS, blood clots, rabies, etc.

I invent things from (right now) a 'crawling sensation' on my scalp, more eyelashes on one side than the other, etc.
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