The truth about Carcinophobia and how to treat this rare and irrational fear of cancer

Carcinophobia is a comparatively rare phobia, which consists of extreme and irrational fear of getting cancer. People affected with carcinophobia often display symptoms close to those to other disorders such as OCD and social phobia, for example. They will tend to think that they can get cancer from anything, and that it is contagious, which clearly is not the case. This extreme fear will cause people suffering of carcinophobia to frequently washing their hands, feel anxiety, panic and hyperventilation. Other symptoms include headaches, sweating, trembling and even panic attacks....more