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- n. Inordinate dread of contracting cancer.
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One not uncommon indication for prophylactic mastectomy is carcinophobia (a.k.a. cancerophobia).
Cancerophobia or carcinophobia is an active behavior of extreme fear of cancer that can lead to repeated medical examination without giving full reassurance to the patient.