cancerphobia


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cancerphobia

[¦kan·sər¦fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of acquiring cancer.
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The idea of "cancerphobia" and its implications on property values derived from the New York State Court of Appeals decision, Criscuola v.
Fear of future illness, chemical AIDS, and cancerphobia: A review.
(33) A cancerphobia claim is for compensation of the victim for the fear of developing cancer independent of whether cancer ever develops.
1986) (recovery for cancerphobia where plaintiff was doused with toxic chemicals and no physical injury was apparent); Day, 851 F.Supp.
Most of the cases involve the fear of developing AIDS, but a few are based on so-called cancerphobia.
The latter is supported by a late 1993 New York State Court of Appeals ruling which basically says that property owners near high-voltage power lines can be awarded damages when "cancerphobia," resulting from EMF, lowers property values, even if there is no proof of a health risk.
885 (1990).) justice Franklin Elia rejected Firestone's contention that to win cancerphobia damages, victims must prove they are likely to develop cancer.