What is Cancer caused by? – Exploding the Taboo with The Cancer Survivors Toolkit and Care Plan
What is Cancer caused by? Well, did you know the human body is made up of approximately ten trillion (10,000,000,000,000) individual cells? These cells make up every part of our being and are in a constant state of growth, replication and demise, with this all manifesting in a very ordered, systematic and natural way. As one cell dies it is immediately replaced with a new one and this process happens billions of times every day without any conscious input from us whatsoever.
Cancer occurs when that cell division and replacement goes a bit squiffy. Rather than the cells multiplying logically, they over produce or instead of cells dying they mutate and become abnormal cells. These rogue cells then have the capability to reproduce quickly and over take other cell structures. These rogue cells are then termed “cancerous”.
However, did you know this seemingly horrendous twist of events happens to each and every one of us every single day, rogue cells develop, but are then destroyed almost instantly by the white blood cells of our immune system…… but only if our immune system is fit and healthy! (Stress and Lifestyle has a major effect on our immune systems efficiency).
When the majority of us think about cancer we imagine it to be an all powerful, overwhelming, destructive force, however the truth of the matter is that biologically, these rogue cancerous cells are actually a lot less robust than normal healthy cells and only become a problem when they are allowed to multiply unchecked.
Therefore the only difference between one individual getting cancer and someone else not, is the potency of their immune system! One of the biggest factors governing the effectiveness of our immune system is how we handle STRESS. Stress reduces the effectiveness of our immune systems.
Consider when we get the most colds, flu’s, migraines, earaches, tonsillitis or IBS…. That’s right….When we are stressed and run down! One of the main focuses of The Cancer Survivors Toolkit and Care Plan is to help cancer sufferers and their carers to appreciate that cancer is not all-powerful. In fact, if we look cancer up in the dictionary it gives it a very general description;
Cancer ~ disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body:
That’s it, that’s all cancer is in the dictionary, doesn’t sound half as daunting as our imaginations would make it out to be does it? So appreciating what the condition actually is and then adopting a three pronged attack against it that includes not only medicine, but also mind set and lifestyle has to offer every sufferer the best possible opportunity to lower their stress levels, by building understanding, focus and positivity. An analogy that seems very appropriate in this day and age is to imagine Cancer as a terrorist organization trying to invade our bodies. Terrorists had a very high profile success with 9/11. However, they were then quashed by a well organized motivated military force. The Cancer Survivors Toolkit and Care Plan is here to help sufferers and their carer’s see through the doom and gloom and to get a true perspective on what they are trying to achieve. So included in this program is a description of what cancer is, it’s treatment and how it’s quantified.
The good news is that every aspect of the The Cancer Survivors Toolkit and Care Plan is designed to do just that, so if you wish to find out more, please visit the Positive Cancer Carer website. Here you can read more blogs, opt into mailing list and download a complementary Cancer Survivors Guide and view the Cancer Survivors Toolkit and Care Plan Program and see if it’s something that could benefit you and yours…