The Prevention, Suppression, and Treatment of Cancer
Julie Anne Lee, DCH RCSHom

This is the second article on my notes taken for Canine Cancer. If you would like to see the first one, please go to our Blog and read the first one.

Cancer isn’t just linked to your dog’s physical world. Your dog’s stress and emotions (which are strongly linked to your own) can be precursors to the development of cancer and can be a factor in its progression.

When negative emotions are suppressed, those feelings can directly impact your dog’s health. Something that is not talked about a lot is how your dog’s emotional state impacts cancer. Your dog’s emotional state plays a huge roll in all diseases including cancer.

Dr. Julie Anne Lee will talk about research with people and how they’ve seen the emotional state really, really effect cancer patients.

The National Cancer Institute says that research with animal models, so not people models, animal models, suggest that “The body’s neuroendocrine response (which is the release of hormones into the blood in response to the stimulation of the nervous system) can directly alter important processes in the cells that help protect against the formation of cancer, such as DNA repair and the regulation of cell growth.”

“Extreme suppression of anger was the most commonly identified characteristic of a 160 breast cancer patients […] Repressing anger magnified exposure to physiological stress, thereby increasing the risk of cancer.”

Journal of Psychosomatic Research Extremely low anger scores have been noted in numerous studies of patients with cancer. Such as, low scores suggest suppression is highlighted—suppression, repression or restraint of anger. “There is evidence to show that suppressed anger can be a precursor to the development of cancer, and also a factor in its progression after its diagnosis.” Cancer Nursing – International Journal.

A study comparing long-term survivors of breast cancer with those who did not survive, scientist at John Hopkins University, found that the long terms survivors expressed much higher levels of anxiety and hostility and other negative emotions.

“Patients who were able to express their feelings lived longer than those who had difficulty in doing so.”
Journal of the American Medical Association.

Even the CDC, which is the most conservative organization on the planet, for them to state that 85percent of all diseases have an emotional element is ABSOLUTELY huge and is something we just don’t talk about with our dogs.

So when you look at different types of stresses: Psychological Stresses:

  • Repressed pain and anger,
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Poor sleep
  • Lack of stimulation
  • Emotional trauma
  • Repressed emotions
  • General life stress

Physical Stresses:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Chemicals
  • Spay/neuter/toxins/vaccines
  • EMF radiation
  • Parasites
  • Chronic infections or viruses

When you take a look at this list, you can see how there is lots that we can work on. There are lots that we can avoid or add to.

You can’t separate the emotional component of what happens to your body, your dog’s body with the physical stress.

When we talk about holistic medicine, that’s what holistic medicine really is. It’s the whole, it’s the entirety. Still, to this day, we just kind of avoid that. We don’t look at the emotional stresses and the emotional component. We think of it as being separated—especially with our dogs.

So we have to try and step back and realize that holistic medicine, holistic approaches is taking the entirety—the entire being, the entire daily coming and going of your dogs, the entirety of what happened to them in what there life was like before you got them if they are an adopted dog. In the next class we are going to talk about why has cancer become such a huge problem with our dogs.

And why are they surpassing human statistics. People 38.5% Dog 66%. Next week find out why and some things you can do for your dog.



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