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August 2016

Scanxiety: Coping with Fear About Cancer Tests

Scanxiety: Coping with Fear About Cancer Tests

If you have cancer or are a cancer survivor, you’ll likely undergo tests to determine the effectiveness of your treatments or to learn if your cancer is in remission. Getting a scan can be stressful—evoking memories of treatment or fear of the unknown. Wilmot Cancer Institute oncologist Dr. Michelle Shayne answers questions and offers advice on managing scanxiety.