DISEASE PHOBIA By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The persistent and irrational fear of a disease. Also called pathophobia. DISEASE PHOBIA: "Joe had a disease phobia about lung cancer." Related Psychology Terms SNAKE PHOBIA SPIDER PHOBIA ANIMAL PHOBIA SPECIFIC PHOBIA NECROPHOBIA FEAR OF FLYING BLOOD PHOBIA FEAR OF REJECTION FEAR OF FAILURE CANCER PHOBIA Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DISEASE PHOBIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/disease-phobia/ (accessed April 22, 2021).