n. an irrational fear of cancer which pervades one's thoughts. The fear of developing cancer becomes all-consuming, and this is expressed as obsessive-compulsive behavior. Compare hypochondriasis- Also somatoform disorders.

CANCER PHOBIA: "Cancer phobia usually affects those who have seen family members and loved ones go through a battle with cancer."
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