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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


anxiety  listen  (ang-ZY-eh-tee)

  Feelings of fear, dread, and uneasiness that may occur as a reaction to stress. A person with anxiety may sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heart beat. Extreme anxiety that happens often over time may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.