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I’m kinda scared please help

By Anonymous July 3, 2018 - 8:29pm
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Alright so my biggest fear is cancer and since my period is just over a few days late and I have severe anxiety I have for some reason convinced myself that I have ovarian cancer. (Keep in mind it is super normal for me to have irregular periods as I am still 13 and I normally start late). I have had lots and lots of discharge for the last week which I normally experience and just a bit of cramping but that’s what normally happens before my period. But I’m just really worried that what if my imagination is thinking the trith and I do have ovarian cancer. (Even I know that this is a stupid thought). My family has no past with any types of cancers at all but I am still scared. Please someone try and convince me this isn’t true I really need that help right now!

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

There is no cause to believe that you may have any kind of cancer. You have no reason to believe that you have. A period being late, for a girl with an irregular cycle, has no connection to any kind of cancer.

Your issue is anxiety-based, not cancer-based.

It would help you to talk to someone about your anxiety - perhaps a trusted adult. Some counselling could also help.

July 4, 2018 - 1:54am
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