I have a female friend, who is only 13, and she is having some health trouble at the moment. About a month ago, she had a few panic attacks. And today she has been complaining about her chest and throat being painful, and it being hard to breathe. I think she has a bit of hypochondria, because she seemed to link all of her symptoms to possible illnesses like a heart attack or lung cancer. I think she is afraid, because her dad passed away from lung cancer, and at first the doctors just thought he was having panic attacks. And only recently she went into hospital, and the doctors told her it was just panic attacks. So I can understand why she is afraid. But I don't know a lot about this? So I don't know how to help! And also, she wants to go and see her doctor, but her mum doesn't want her to go. I don't want to seem nosey, so I don't know why that is. But is there anything I can say to help her? Or anything she can tell her mum?
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