(名詞) 在等候醫療檢驗 － 尤指核磁共振 (MRI) 或電腦斷層掃瞄 (CT) － 結果出爐之前內心的焦慮和煎熬。亦寫成 scan-xiety。這個字是由 scan + anxiety 拼綴而成。
And as traumatic as it can be, scanxiety is better than the alternative: being dead, so there's nothing to test, and no odds to wonder about.
—Xeni Jardin, "Scanxiety, or how waiting for cancer tests makes you crazy," BoingBoing, March 8, 2013
In mid-April, she had another cancer-free checkup with her oncologist. She will now have MRI scans to look for new tumors every year instead of every six months.
"It's an amazing step in our healing journey, as it can be nerve wracking to go through the 'scanxiety' every six months," says Teicher.
—Erin Ellis, "Mother finds unique way to share her cancer story with others," The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), April 26, 2014