Throat Horror: Barbra Streisand Makes Secret Visit To Beverly Hills Cancer Doctor

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Mar. 6 2017, Updated 10:07 a.m. ET

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Barbra Streisand's mystery trips to a doctor's office have sparked fears of a renewed cancer crisis that could silence her sensational voice forever! caught the frail 74-year-old diva in the middle of a violent coughing fit as she bolted from the Beverly Hills medical complex housing the office of a top ear, nose and throat specialist.

The respected physician, Dr. Shawn Nasseri, has treated such celebrity singers as country sweetheart Carrie Underwood, R&B legend Stevie Wonder and Tom Petty, helping them to overcome their vocal issues.

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"Barbra left the office in a panic," a source told

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Concerned pals pointed out the visit on Feb. 8 mirrored an occasion in October 2015 when caught Barbra at the same medical complex when she suffered a cancer scare.

"Barbra had been putting off a hysterectomy and doctors told her she needed to go under the knife," a source revealed. "She left crying her eyes out."

Since then, the superstar has undergone regular cancer screenings, but sources said she's stubbornly resisted having surgery.

The Hello, Dolly! star seemed similarly upset in the recent photos that revealed her hacking into a handkerchief and grasping at her throat!

According to insiders, Barbra — winner of 8 Grammy Awards during a glittering career that's seen her sell 145 million records — had been complaining of throat problems, and her inability to sing.

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Those issues have fueled her long-simmering dread that she'd someday lose her voice to throat cancer, sources said.

"She has always feared that cancer would either take her life or her career," dished a source. "Now she's convinced it might

do both."

Barbra released her latest album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, featuring duets with celebrity pals, last August.

She then launched a nine-city tour that will wrap up on May 6 in her hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center.

"That's where it all began for her," said an insider. "Barbra believes this may be her farewell tour, and thinks it would be fitting to come back home to

say goodbye."

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