Breast cancer is at the top of the list of the most common types of cancer in Sweden (source: www.cancerfonden.se, statistics from 2006). We all seem to know somebody who has been diagnosed with these symptoms. Breast cancer is more than three times as normal as number two on the list for women. Meta-Medicine has some indications to what causes breast cancer.
This is the list of the most common types of cancer in Sweden (source: www.cancerfonden.se, statistics from 2006).
Per cent Number of cases
29,5 6 925 Breast cancer
7,8 1 842 Colon cancer
6,1 1 429 Lung cancer
When we study medical literature we often find no explanation as to why we are stricken with cancer. We only find a number of risk factors like unhealthy food, lack of exercise, stress and genes. The interesting thing is that 70 % of those who are diagnosed breast cancer do not relate to the mentioned risk factors at all.
In the 1940s the risk of a woman developing breast cancer was 5 per cent and in 2005 the American Cancer Society calculated the risk to be as much as 13 per cent. Could it be that billions of dollars in research have not diminished the risk at all? The cost for pharmaceutical drugs for cancer per 1000 inhabitants in the Uppsala-Örebro region was 213 000 SEK in Sweden in 2005. But still cancer is regarded as the most common cause of death among younger women of 75 years of age.
The Meta-Medicine explanation of breast cancer
There are two types of breast cancer, lobular (belongs to the cerebellum part of the brain) and ductal (belongs to the cerebral cortex part of the brain).
Here follows a Meta-Medicine explanation of what causes the different types of breast cancer and the disease processes:
Cancer in the breast gland
The word lobular stands for cancer (cell growth) in the breast gland. It is caused by unexpected and dramatic worry or argument conflict.
In the conflict phase there is cell growth of the breast gland cells.
The biological purpose is this: If somebody needs my tenderness and care more milk is produced to give the “nutrition” in the situation. It is a completely normal process during a pregnancy.
If and when you solve the conflict the whole organism switch to the regeneration phase. Then the tumour is destroyed with the help of mycobacteria. There is pain, swelling and odour. If there aren’t enough with mycobacterias, then the body encapsulates it.
Cancer in the Breast Ducts
Cancer in the breast ducts is in the layer that forms the walls of the breast glands. It is caused by a unexpected and dramatic separation conflict, when for instance an individual is being separated from a partner, parents, child or home.
In the conflict phase there is cellular destruction in the breast which causes loss of sensitivity, the biological reason is to be better equipped to cope with the separation.
In the regeneration phase there is cell growth to build up what was lost during the conflict phase, which leads to intensive swelling behind the nipple, inflammation, enlargement and hypersensitivity. After this healing the breast ducts are stronger than before.
Findings of a Finnish Study
Events like divorce, to be made redundant, or the passing away of a family member are associated with a higher risk that those affected by it develop breast cancer. (American journal of Epideriology 2003;157:415-423)
Dr. Kirsi Lillberg et al, University of Helsinki, have investigated the connection between overwhelming events in life and breast cancer. The study included 10,808 women aged 18 and upwards in a Finnish Cohort during the period of 1976 – 1996. The results showed that no factors based on personality or stress due to daily activities, how happy one was with one’s life situation, how extrovert one was, type A or aggressive behaviour did have any positive effect on the risk of breast cancer. Neither did BMI (body mass index), weight changes, alcohol consumption, smoking, or physical activity have any effect on breast cancer. What did, however, were the accumulation of life events together with some single events of major importance. Disregarding of the total events in life it was divorce/separation, the death of a spouse or a near relative or friend that could be associated with a high cancer risk.
Breast cancer and the societal development
You may wonder why breast cancer have increased since the 1940s until now with 8%? I would like to discuss what has happened in the western developed world since the 1940s from a socio-political point of view. After the second world war women were forced to go out working as they were needed in industry and thus their liberation began. A woman was no longer dependant on a man. The old rule, that the man was the breadwinner and the woman took care of the home and children didn’t work anymore. Still today, man and woman are finding new ways to relate to each other. During this development period conflicts have become more common relating to separation and worry/conflict. (A separation conflict lies behind cancer in the breast gland ducts and a worry conflict lies behind cancer in the breast gland). Those conflicts were rather unusual before the 1940s.
Another cause for the increase could be that women are taking mammograms regularly and they sometimes find small tumours, that the women wouldn’t have noticed and perhaps it would pass unnoticed. I read about this in my dear friend’s book, “Håp – Krise, sykdom og kreft ble ny kraft” (Hope – Crise, disease and cancer became new power). Dagfrid Kolås writes on page 123 that two Norwegian scientists, Jan Maelen (professor in pathology of Ullevål’s University ) and Per-Henrik Zahl (doctor at the Nasjonalt Folkehelseinstitut) found that breast cancer increased drastically since they introduced mammograms in Norway and Sweden. That opened lots of questions and they received many interesting answers. Two thirds of the ones who are diagnosed with breast cancer after a mammogram has really small “tumours”. If they wouldn’t do anything about the tumours, then the women wouldn’t notice any symptoms. These two scientists think healthy women have to go through operation, chemotherapy and radiation, without any need for it.
These are interesting facts!
I know eight brave women in Norway, who has been though breast cancer and all of them has solved the unexpected shock that started the disease process and they are totally vibrant today. They chose no medical treatment at all. There will soon be a book about their individual stories.
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