Isabelle Razis

How to Face the Fear of Breast Cancer?

«Who doesn’t have at least one friend, parent or colleague who have had breast cancer or has it currently? Wherever you browse, or look at, in any medical broadcast you watch, you will always find something on breast cancer. Therefore, your check-up might turn to a terrifying experience until the moment you hear the magic sentence “your results are excellent.” 

And in case you have had cancer in the past, then, most probably, each check-up is a real challenge and fear impacts your psychology, and, in the end, your health.

In some cases, fear is understandable. But, it would be best if you did not let it overwhelm you and influence your quality of life. You must learn how to control your fear and not let fear rule your life.

There can be many different types of phobia.

If there is a symptom and you believe there is a probability you have breast cancer, the first thing you need to do is to pay a visit to the specialist and follow his instructions faithfully. Don’t let fear get on top of you. There is no reason to live with this agony even for a day. Often, this phobia will make you delay an appointment to your doctor or even postpone it continually. The sooner you know, the better you will be able to manage your fear. Don’t let fear be an obstacle to make the right choice when speaking of your health. The sooner, the better – always. 

Often, you think you are under risk to have breast cancer, whereas there is no objective reason for it to happen. The best you can do is to receive the professional advice from your doctor whereas you are or you are not in a higher risk of breast cancer. To inform yourself about the high impact factors but not to think that by having one of them it automatically means that you will get cancer. It just means that you have to learn how to protect yourself and have an even more correct and timely diagnosis and to follow the rules of nutrition and have a healthy lifestyle to eradicate any danger. 

You need to know, as a woman, what is your risk to get breast cancer. To weigh this risk, a specialist doctor must study your health history and estimate whether a genetic control is needed and more generally, which are the preventive measures which are suitable for your case. 

Don’t forget to speak your fears out with a friend, your mother or your companion or, with whoever might be of real help and support. Even more, don’t hesitate to ask for help from a professional who will be able to listen to you and give you valuable advice on how to manage your anxiety and phobia.

Another way is meditation. It will help you liberate yourself from any fear you might have, including the fear of breast cancer. Meditation will give a better feeling of security and control. Try to combine meditation with breathing techniques and some simple yoga practice. By doing so, you will succeed to lighten your anxiety and to obtain a stronger connection with your real internal strengths cleaning your mind of negative thoughts. 

Acquire the knowledge, follow prevention rules and always think positive.”

This article was written by Isabelle Razis and was originally published on in Greek