About Cancer2018-02-13T17:18:20+00:00


What is Cancer?

Cancer is a group of diseases in which the body produces an excess of malignant cells (known as cancerous), with growth and division beyond the normal limits.

These properties differentiate benign from malignant tumors, which are limited and do not invade or metastasize. Normal cells at the contact with neighboring cells inhibit reproduction, but malignant cells do not follow this process.

In another word, cancer is: a cellular dysfunction, where our good cells fight against the bad cells.

Characteristics of a malignant cell

  • Malignant cells are part of you, it is a cell that has become rebellious
  • They know how your body works
  • They can hide from the immune system
  • In order for a tumor to be developed, more cells need to turn in to malignant cells
  • A tumor is the physical manifestation of cancer, cancer is not a tumor

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a group of diseases in which the body produces an excess of malignant cells (known as cancerous), with growth and division beyond the normal limits (invasion of surrounding tissue and sometimes metastasis).

These properties differentiate benign from malignant tumors, which are limited and do not invade or metastasize. Normal cells at the contact with neighboring cells inhibit reproduction, but malignant cells do not follow this process.

So.. what is cancer?

  • Cancer is a cellular dysfunction
  • Cancer is a cellular battle, it is a battle of cells, good vs bad

Characteristics of a malignant cell

  • Malignant cells are part of you, it is a cell that has become rebellious
  • They know how your body works
  • They can hide from the immune system
  • In order for a tumor to be developed, more cells need to turn in to malignant cells
  • A tumor is the physical manifestation of cancer, cancer is not a tumor

Cancer can be defined as a chain of events interlocking between your mind, body and environment resulting in a chronically dysfunction, ending in a malignant cellular transformation.

For example, we can have 2 patients with the same cancer diagnosis, one with an entirely different medical background than the other. When we take a step back and overlook the diagnosis and see the patient with everything that comprises being an individual, we can understand that we are dealing with two entities that share nothing but the same type of cancer. It is the history behind the patient that will grant us the key for a true personalized treatment approach.

What causes Cancer?

Like an infection for example, cancer cannot be attributed to a single cause, but there are many known risk factors that precipitate the onset or predispose to it.

We can group these potential risk factors in areas of origin, where we have:

  • Genetics: We can have 3 different scenarios, no family history or indirect family history, a strong┬áline of family history battling this disease.
  • Nutrition: processed foods, refined, high-calorie mainly.
  • Toxicity (Xenobiotics): habits like smoking, alcohol consumption, microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.
  • Psychology: regarding the role of the emotional aspect of cancer, the impact of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer causes a series of psychoneuroimmunology, psychobiological and psychosocial responses, affecting the quality of life of patients, these added to prior psychological aspects of your life.