If you've got a birthday coming up, we're not saying that you should panic . . . BUT YOU SHOULD TOTALLY PANIC!

A new study shows that the odds of dying on your birthday are increased! So go ahead and have that extra piece of cake.

The study involving more than two million people shows you're more likely to die on your birthday, or within a few days of it, than any other day of the year.

The odds of dying on your birthday only increase the older you get.  By age 60, you're 14% more likely to die on your birthday or a few days around it than any other day.

The researchers believe that the stress that comes from your birthday is the big reason.  A birthday makes you think about how old you are, that stresses you out, and it can actually increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The study found that men are also more likely to die on their birthdays from accidental deaths and suicides.  The researchers think that could be tied to men being more likely to drink heavily on their birthdays than women.