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Catastrophizing about what could be a catastrophe

The next week is going to be a rough one for me. My father is going in for cancer tests this week. He'll be seeing a oncologist on Friday before getting a biopsy for what could possibly be lung cancer on Tuesday. He clearly hasn't been diagnosed with anything yet (so who knows, it could be nothing, I guess), but I have been a wreck since Monday. I cannot stop imagining the worst case scenario. I am so afraid of my father being seriously ill and dying and these thoughts are just consuming me. I am completely petrified. How can I cope with this uncertainty? And if the news is bad, can I even survive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2016 - 24 answers

No lumps, some aches, plenty of fear.

Routine mammogram yesterday, not entirely unexpected secondary mammogram and ultrasound next week. Please help me calm down about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 16 answers

Just tell me what to eat so I don't have to think about it.

What's the best/easiest way to increase my protein intake when eating is difficult for various complicated reasons? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Apr 30, 2012 - 29 answers

Bald Patches in Beard - Harbinger of Cancer?

YANMD but: can a bald patch in the beard be an indicator of oral cancer? More detail below. [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jan 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Goldilocks: THIS breast is too lumpy... THIS breast is too pebbly...

How worried should I be? (You are not my doctor.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 14 answers

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