Pronunciation: (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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-05-23Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and DistressAdaptación al cáncer: ansiedad y sufrimiento