The word “cancer” is used so frequently that we think we know exactly what it means.
But how much do we really know about what cancer really is, and why it’s a problem?
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We’re all very familiar with the word “cancer” but how much do we really know about what that word means?
Hi. I’m Nikki, the Truth Fairy, from Choosing Differently.com and I’m here to help you find your way to heal cancer.
What is cancer?
So the technical definition of cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells.
Normally there are many tissues throughout the body where cells grow and divide as a matter of course.
It’s a healthy, normal process – replacing skin cells, growing new blood cells, fixing wounds.
But sometimes things go wrong and this growth gets out of control.
Now if that growth stays limited to where it started, in the tissue that it started, and doesn’t extend too far, it’s considered to be benign.
But if that growth spreads into the surrounding tissues or throughout the body then it’s considered malignant and cancerous.
What do we know about cancer?
So what do we know about cancer?
1. It’s actually lots of different diseases
Well the first thing we know about cancer is it’s actually a bunch of different diseases.
Because cancer can arise in any tissue throughout the body where there’s actively growing cells, then there could be lots of different types.
And that’s important because the type of cancer can affect how you treat your cancer and what you need to do to get it to heal.
2. Cancer cells have lots of things in common
The next thing we know about cancer is that they share lots of different characteristics in common.
#1 – Messy DNA
So apart from the uncontrolled cell growth, the DNA in cancer cells is very messed up.
Not only are there mutations but it’s also really badly organised.
#2 – Less specialised
They’re less specialised which means they can grow more easily, and they don’t do the original thing that that cell was supposed to do anymore.
They stop behaving the way they were supposed to behave.
#3 – Ignore signals to stop growing
They ignore signals from the cells around them.
Cells around them saying, “Hey, I’m squished. Stop growing!”
They just seem to ignore those.
#4 – Ignore signals to die
And they can also ignore signals from the immune system saying, “Hey, die. We don’t want you around anymore.”
They just seem to ignore those.
#5 – Encourage blood vessels
Cancer cells can also encourage blood vessels to grow towards them, so they can get the fuel they need and get rid of wastes.
#6 – Different energy metabolism
And they also seem to metabolise in different ways.
They get their energy in unusual ways. It’s not the same way as healthy cells.
#7 – Hide from the immune system
They’re also able to hide from the immune system.
#8 – Hijack the immune system
And they may also hijack the immune system to support their growth.
So these are some of things that cancer cells have in common.
Why is cancer a problem?
So the question then is, why is having cancer a problem.
Well there are a few different ways why having cancer is a problem.
1. Cancer stops vital organs from functioning
The main one is that they basically stop vital organs in the body from functioning properly.
That may be because they’re physically obstructing those organs.
So they might be blocking critical blood vessels, they might be pressing on parts of the brain.
They are physically stopping those organs from doing what they need to do.
And the other way of course is if they’re actually in those organs.
So if they start to affect the healthy cells in that organ, the organ can’t function effectively and if enough of the cells either die or become cancerous in that organ, then it simply can’t do what it needs to do and that organ will fail.
And if it’s critical to health that’s pretty serious.
2. Cancer upsets the body’s delicate balance
The other way that cancer can be a problem is that it basically sends out signals to the body that confuse things.
So for example if there’s cancer in the bones, then it may upset the calcium balance in the body generally and that level of calcium is very important for the body to do other functions and the body can’t function properly.
It can interfere with digestion so that the body is not able to digest food properly and it’s not getting the nutrients it needs.
3. Cancer overwhelms the body’s healing systems
And the last thing that can happen once the cancer gets advanced enough is it basically overwhelms the body’s healing systems.
The body’s doing everything it can to get back into balance all the time, but if there’s too much going on it simply can’t keep up and the body gets overwhelmed.
How can you use this information?
So how do you make use of this information about what cancer is and why it’s a problem.
1. It’s a normal body process gone wrong
Well I find it really useful to understand the cancer is a normal bodily process gone wrong.
It’s not an external invader, not an alien being or infection or something coming out from outside of you imposing itself on you.
It’s part of your body that’s not working the way it needs to be.
2. Understanding cancer reduces the unknowns and the fears
The next thing that I find really useful is to understand what’s happening in cancer, reduces the unknowns.
So the fewer unknowns there are about what’s going on in cancer, the less fear there is that comes out of that.
Just simply because you know what’s going on and having those fewer unknowns creates less fear.
3. Supporting the body is the most important thing you can do
Also understanding that the problems that cancer causes are primarily about stopping the body from doing what it needs to do, means that supporting the body to heal in whatever way you can is one of the most important things that you can do.
Understanding that it’s about trying to bring the body back into balance and to get it to heal gives you something very concrete that you can use to understand.
“Right, okay. I’ve gotta support my body in every possible way to give it the maximum chance that it can heal itself.”
4. Different cancers may need different approaches
And the last piece is to understand that different cancers may need different approaches.
So you might need to tailor what you do to suit a particular kind of cancer.
So that was a little bit about what cancer is and why it’s a problem.
I hope you found that useful and now I’d love to hear from you.
What did you learn about cancer that you didn’t know before?
And how has this information changed your view of cancer?
Let me know in the comments.
And catch my next video to continue activating your body’s natural ability to heal.
Nikki H Stokes, The Truth Fairy
BSc (Hons) [Genetics], Grad Cert Comp, Prof Cert Astrology, Reiki Prac III, Six Sensory I, Matrix Energetics II