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Question: Hi Doctor, please read my question carefully and try to understand it because it is a little special question. I know that you will recommend that i see a psycologist, but please please answer my question through your specialty. Please i want a scientifically answer. I was lying on bed thinking and when i finished my thoughts (OCD compulsions by the way), my phone was next to me and i wanted to open it and using it. And a thought just popped up in my head and a fear (What if i touched the phone now and all the radiations in it spread through my hands to my brain and causes me brain cancer) : i know it is an OCD thought. I said well this is not probably gonna happen, and i touched the phone indeed. A thought just popped up in my head what if my brain understood my fears of this idea (which is: When i touch the phone in that moment specifically the radiations will spread to my brain and causes me brain cancer) and response to this fears in a certain way and this causes damage to DNA or genes and causes brain cancer. And the thought does not go away. Is it possible that this thought be real? My question actually doctor is: Can the brain inside (i talk about what happen physically here), understand the content of the thoughts or the reason of the fears and response to them??? Could my brain in this situation understand the content of my thought (which is: When i touch the phone in that moment specifically the radiations will spread to my brain and damage the DNA and genes and causes me brain cancer) ! Did it understand the thoughts and fears and response to them physically in a direct way to make them real???? (DNA and Genes damages) And when i avoided the thought and thouched the phone: did the radiations of the phone really spread to my brain throught my hands and my body and damaged some cells DNA or Genes?? Could this happen in a direct way because i had this tought in that moment in my brain (and in a certain way my brain responded to the thought and fear to make it physically true and real) ???? Please please doctor tell me what happen at a physical level in the brain and cells and DNA and genes when i had this fear and thought and avoided it (could it turn to real physically and affect the brain cells directly to cause cancer) Can the content of a thought cause DNA or genes damage directly and causes brain cancer????? I am so sorry doctor to make this so long for you but really i can not do anything in my life those days just thinking about this, i could not work or do anything. Believe me i stay thinking about this for hours. Please i want i scientifically answer and what happen in the cells (DNA/genes) level during this thought and if the content of the thought can cause DNA or genes damage (i don't know how but in a certain way) and if the brain can understand the content of the thought and if the thought and its content affect the brain cells directly) Hope you understood well my situation and my question, and waiting for your answer. Thanks.
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Hi Doctor, please read my question carefully and try to understand it because it is a little special question. I know that you will recommend that i see a psycologist, but please please answer my question through your specialty. Please i want a scientifically answer. I was lying on bed thinking and when i finished my thoughts (OCD compulsions by the way), my phone was next to me and i wanted to open it and using it. And a thought just popped up in my head and a fear (What if i touched the phone now and all the radiations in it spread through my hands to my brain and causes me brain cancer) : i know it is an OCD thought. I said well this is not probably gonna happen, and i touched the phone indeed. A thought just popped up in my head what if my brain understood my fears of this idea (which is: When i touch the phone in that moment specifically the radiations will spread to my brain and causes me brain cancer) and response to this fears in a certain way and this causes damage to DNA or genes and causes brain cancer. And the thought does not go away. Is it possible that this thought be real? My question actually doctor is: Can the brain inside (i talk about what happen physically here), understand the content of the thoughts or the reason of the fears and response to them??? Could my brain in this situation understand the content of my thought (which is: When i touch the phone in that moment specifically the radiations will spread to my brain and damage the DNA and genes and causes me brain cancer) ! Did it understand the thoughts and fears and response to them physically in a direct way to make them real???? (DNA and Genes damages) And when i avoided the thought and thouched the phone: did the radiations of the phone really spread to my brain throught my hands and my body and damaged some cells DNA or Genes?? Could this happen in a direct way because i had this tought in that moment in my brain (and in a certain way my brain responded to the thought and fear to make it physically true and real) ???? Please please doctor tell me what happen at a physical level in the brain and cells and DNA and genes when i had this fear and thought and avoided it (could it turn to real physically and affect the brain cells directly to cause cancer) Can the content of a thought cause DNA or genes damage directly and causes brain cancer????? I am so sorry doctor to make this so long for you but really i can not do anything in my life those days just thinking about this, i could not work or do anything. Believe me i stay thinking about this for hours. Please i want i scientifically answer and what happen in the cells (DNA/genes) level during this thought and if the content of the thought can cause DNA or genes damage (i don't know how but in a certain way) and if the brain can understand the content of the thought and if the thought and its content affect the brain cells directly) Hope you understood well my situation and my question, and waiting for your answer. Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The scientific answer is ""No

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted the details in your case. I would like to reassure you that a thought can be recognized by the brain within a few seconds. However, a negative thought (such as fear of cancer due to radiation) can not alter the DNA or any brain nerve, in a manner to cause cancer. So, you have no risk of getting cancer despite having this thought.

This thought indicates a certain degree of anxiety and stress in you. A short duration stress does not alter brain function/structure/DNA.

However, if a person remains anxious and stressed for months to years, his immunity can get lowered. The risk of cancer is known to increase in people with lower immunity.

I hope it clarifies.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Consultant Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
The scientific answer is ""No

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted the details in your case. I would like to reassure you that a thought can be recognized by the brain within a few seconds. However, a negative thought (such as fear of cancer due to radiation) can not alter the DNA or any brain nerve, in a manner to cause cancer. So, you have no risk of getting cancer despite having this thought.

This thought indicates a certain degree of anxiety and stress in you. A short duration stress does not alter brain function/structure/DNA.

However, if a person remains anxious and stressed for months to years, his immunity can get lowered. The risk of cancer is known to increase in people with lower immunity.

I hope it clarifies.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Consultant Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Hi Doctor, Please Read My Question Carefully And Try To

Hi Doctor, please read my question carefully and try to understand it because it is a little special question. I know that you will recommend that i see a psycologist, but please please answer my question through your specialty. Please i want a scientifically answer. I was lying on bed thinking and when i finished my thoughts (OCD compulsions by the way), my phone was next to me and i wanted to open it and using it. And a thought just popped up in my head and a fear (What if i touched the phone now and all the radiations in it spread through my hands to my brain and causes me brain cancer) : i know it is an OCD thought. I said well this is not probably gonna happen, and i touched the phone indeed. A thought just popped up in my head what if my brain understood my fears of this idea (which is: When i touch the phone in that moment specifically the radiations will spread to my brain and causes me brain cancer) and response to this fears in a certain way and this causes damage to DNA or genes and causes brain cancer. And the thought does not go away. Is it possible that this thought be real? My question actually doctor is: Can the brain inside (i talk about what happen physically here), understand the content of the thoughts or the reason of the fears and response to them??? Could my brain in this situation understand the content of my thought (which is: When i touch the phone in that moment specifically the radiations will spread to my brain and damage the DNA and genes and causes me brain cancer) ! Did it understand the thoughts and fears and response to them physically in a direct way to make them real???? (DNA and Genes damages) And when i avoided the thought and thouched the phone: did the radiations of the phone really spread to my brain throught my hands and my body and damaged some cells DNA or Genes?? Could this happen in a direct way because i had this tought in that moment in my brain (and in a certain way my brain responded to the thought and fear to make it physically true and real) ???? Please please doctor tell me what happen at a physical level in the brain and cells and DNA and genes when i had this fear and thought and avoided it (could it turn to real physically and affect the brain cells directly to cause cancer) Can the content of a thought cause DNA or genes damage directly and causes brain cancer????? I am so sorry doctor to make this so long for you but really i can not do anything in my life those days just thinking about this, i could not work or do anything. Believe me i stay thinking about this for hours. Please i want i scientifically answer and what happen in the cells (DNA/genes) level during this thought and if the content of the thought can cause DNA or genes damage (i don't know how but in a certain way) and if the brain can understand the content of the thought and if the thought and its content affect the brain cells directly) Hope you understood well my situation and my question, and waiting for your answer. Thanks.