cancerphobia


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cancerphobia

[¦kan·sər¦fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of acquiring cancer.
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33) A cancerphobia claim is for compensation of the victim for the fear of developing cancer independent of whether cancer ever develops.
Most of the cases involve the fear of developing AIDS, but a few are based on so-called cancerphobia.
justice Franklin Elia rejected Firestone's contention that to win cancerphobia damages, victims must prove they are likely to develop cancer.
Toxic tort litigation is gaining popularity with the plaintiffs' bar, and it is not unusual to encounter claims for medical monitoring, increased risk of future injury and fear damages such as cancerphobia.