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    Pancreatic cancer - terrified and consumed with worry

    It has been such a long time since I was here - the anxiety has been under control for many years, but it is now back with a vengeance. I'm absolutely consumed with worry that I have pancreatic cancer. I'm a 48 yr old female - a little overweight but otherwise no known risk factors. I have been experiencing mid back pain and pain between shoulder blades for a few weeks (on my good days I believe it to be postural pain from computer use); my digestion is 'off' - bloating, gas, belching and general indigestion and loose stools. I have some mild pains under my ribs. All of these pains move around a lot which is odd. The newest symptoms is constant nausea - I have had this for the last 2 days.

    I am now like a woman obsessed - like the 'bad old days'. I cannot switch off from the fear - constant researching, analysing, examining my body for symptoms. I'm so scared of leaving my children, husband and this beautiful life. I just don't know how to move through this. I would love any words of wisdom / sense.

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    Re: Pancreatic cancer - terrified and consumed with worry

    Just a thought; cancer can't grow legs and wander around your body.

    I think you'll be okay.
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    Re: Pancreatic cancer - terrified and consumed with worry

    Thank you for replying - and with sensible words. I had thought this - but also needed to hear it. I do wonder about referred pain though

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    Re: Pancreatic cancer - terrified and consumed with worry

    Unlikely. Your instincts are probably right, it's just poor posture and stress. I get this kind of nonsense all the time.
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    Re: Pancreatic cancer - terrified and consumed with worry

    Pain of those kind of cancers are known for their refered pain. So although it most probably had nothing to do with PC...to say it does not wander is not true. I love this site but i often see people giving advice which is not correct. Also they always assume it is probably nothing and it is the HA talking. I sometimes think that is not always the right way to answer.. just saying

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    Re: Pancreatic cancer - terrified and consumed with worry

    Well if she wasnít scared before, she sure is now after reading your reply

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