Cancer has a major impact on society in the US and across the world. Also, it is the second leading cause of death in the US.
The most common cancers are:
- breast cancer;
- lung and bronchus cancer;
- prostate cancer;
- colon and rectum cancer;
- melanoma of the skin;
- bladder cancer;
- non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes);
- kidney and renal pelvis cancer;
- endometrial cancer (a type of cancer that begins in the uterus);
- pancreatic cancer;
- thyroid cancer;
- liver cancer.
Each year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths that will occur in the US and compiles the most recent data on cancer mortality, incidence, and survival.
For instance, in 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the US and approximately 609,640 people will die from the disease.
For women, the 3 most common cancers are breast, lung, and colorectal, that collectively represent 50 percent of all cases (breast cancer alone accounts for 30 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in women).
For men, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers account for 42 percent of all cases (prostate cancer alone accounting for almost 20 percent of all new cancer diagnoses).
The good news is that the cancer death rate dropped 26 percent from its peak of 215.1 per 100,000 population in 1991, to 158.6 per 100,000 in 2015. A substantial proportion of the drop is due to constant reductions in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment.
Spiritual Meaning Of Cancer (in general)
Cancer represents the life which is not governed by order and the result of disharmony between the cells of the body. When a person has cancer, the individual cell no longer acknowledges the body’s organization, instead, it develops its own independent life, multiplying no matter what effect it has on the body.
German psychologist Thorwald Dethlefsen compares cancer pathology with the pathology of our modern world, characterized by a ruthless expansion and a predominant pursuit of centrist interests.
Therefore, in the area of economy, politics, religion or private life, most individuals pursue their own interests, trying to strengthen their own position in life in order to achieve their selfish goals.
Throughout this process, they exploit other people and nature and perceive the world as an enormous guest body. In a similar way, cancer cells consider the body as a guest body, which they exploit ruthlessly to achieve their goals.
Spiritual Meaning Of Breast Cancer
Discarding femininity is one of the main causes of breast cancer. From this perspective, preventing the occurrence of breast cancer becomes the recovery of femininity, the recapture of a woman’s identity.
Spiritual Meaning Of Bladder Cancer
Anxiety and worrying for long periods of time lead to bladder disease. Apparently, you put a psychological pressure on the bladder and it will soon produce its effects.
You must realize that relieving pressure always brings relief. Learn to relieve yourself of the psychological pressure and the bladder will take care of itself.
Spiritual Meaning Of Brain Cancer
Brain cancer represents a sign that you have to change how to think. You are what is called “hard-headed” and you don’t want to give up old habits which have lasted long enough to get you physically ill.
You must try to understand that life is subject to permanent change. Trust the power of life and you will find freedom.
Spiritual Meaning Of Thyroid Cancer
The thyroid is connected with the feminine ability to act and to honor a great gift: intuition. At the same time, on a psychological level, the thyroid is associated with communication and expressing oneself or, on the contrary, with inhibition and suppression.
When we make choices and decisions by listening to the voice of intuition and letting it manifest, we are able to balance our thyroid on a metaphysical level as well.
Spiritual Meaning Of Stomach Cancer
Due to a lack of confidence, you have difficulties accepting feelings, especially those of anger and aggression, and you also experience difficulties coping with conflicts. Instead, you prefer to “swallow” things and let them “eat” you.
Open up to everything life has to offer and continues to offer you. Once you begin to understand that there is a meaning behind everything, you will not perceive things so pressing in your stomach.
You will also learn to embrace life with all its impressions and experiences and you will be able to accept your feelings and express them freely.