Worldwide, by 2030 there will be 21.7 million new cases of cancer and 13 million cancer-related deaths. This health problem is likely to increase if we fail to make the required changes: Preventive measures like avoiding various lifestyle choices (smoking and liquor, for example) and environmental risk factors may reduce the incidence of cancer. As we age we have an even higher risk of developing cancer, although cancer is not limited to a particular age, it could also be inherited.
Early Detection is a Boon
For now, the only cure for cancer is early detection. So, instead of focusing on curing disease, scientists, the world over, have given equal emphasis to the preventive aspects of the disease. Scientists are also giving weight to a better understanding of its pathology and also precisely defining and controlling risk factors and detecting in its early stage. At this vital stage, astrology can prove to be a reliable diagnostic tool.
Though medical sciences have improved a lot and some modern screening tools and systems are very impressive, sometimes it is missed in tests and detected only at metastatic tumor stage (a tumor that has spread to other areas of the body from its primary location), and it becomes far more complex to treat. Generally, screening includes a number of laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures that can detect even an asymptomatic (no obvious symptoms) tumor at its early stages. In India, awareness for routine screening tests is very low, at the same time; doctors also treat the disease based on symptoms without advising for the screen test for suspected cancer type. Some of the common regular check-ups in women are Mammography for breast cancer, Pap test for cervical cancer, the genetic test for mutated genes if there is a family history of breast cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer. In men, PSA testing for prostate and advanced tests for lung cancer, skin cancer, colorectal cancer etc. Unfortunately, in India, low awareness of cancer signs and symptoms often becomes the reason of delay in diagnosis.
Why am I suffering so badly? I have done so much good for so many people. I am a complete teetotaler; still I am suffering from cancer. Generally, it is unreasonable that one human being enjoys good health and another one suffers. Yes, there are very strong karmic reasons for the disease. Actually Prarabdha is the allotted karma for this life, which we have carried forward from past lives in our body, mind and emotions and its manifestation is in the form of energy. We express our energies based on our karmas. When the energy channel is blocked, which is most common these days, the unexpressed emotions manifest in the form of diseases. Today, medical science is more advanced than ever before, yet people have not become free of disease. Both the physical and emotional energies are not being used. The only thing being used is mental energy – what is allotted for thought. It is extremely important that body, mind, emotion and energy are properly exercised and made use of. Only then life stands on firm ground in all levels and will happen in a balanced harmonious way. When we consider the outstanding contributions of people such as Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Vivekananda, Ramana Maharishi, Krishnamacharya and many others, it certainly would not occur to us that they were immersed in bad karma. Yet each of them had to battle a severe illness at some point of their lives.
Can Ayurveda and Yoga Cure Cancer
The Ayurveda, “the science of life” does not just deal with the treatment of the physical body. It also focuses on balancing and harmonizing all aspects of a person’s mind, body, and spirit as well as that of society as a whole. In Ayurveda, a person is seen as being made up of five primary natural elements: ether (or space), fire, water, air, and earth. These elements manifest and combine in the body in certain physiological ways. How these elements express themselves are called Doshas − Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Dosha-balancing is at the very heart of the Ayurvedic healing system. Interestingly, there have been around 10,000 research studies done on curcumin (a natural chemical found in turmeric)− including 3,500 studies on how turmeric alone and in combination with other herbs can help fight cancer. Other studied herbs are fennel and ginger. Curcumin is found to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells. There are many definite supportive tools like diet and massage.
Similarly, Yoga is not a direct cure but it can help you survive cancer with strength, hope, and vitality. Yoga is an incredible tool for accessing the body's amazing capacity to heal itself. Yoga may not cure people with cancer, but it can certainly help them heal.
Role of Astrology
A Vedic horoscope can give a clear clue to cancer potential of the individual and the type of cancer by identifying the cancer origin tissue by examining the afflicted Zodiac Sign, House afflictions and the afflicting planets. Zodiac Signs, Astrology Horoscope Houses and Planets all relate to different parts of human body both external and internal. The afflicting planets are often the natural and functional malefics of the horoscope with Rahu-Ketu playing a significant role.
In a horoscope, if many afflicted planets have an influence on a particular bhava, then body parts related to that bhava may inflict cancer. Dasha system should also be examined. If running dasha is of auspicious and/or yogakaraka planets, then the disease is diagnosed in a very early stage. Generally, Rahu is regarded as the most responsible planet but Saturn and Mars also capable of producing cancer.
The following combinations have potential to produce cancer:
1 Rahu is regarded as poison. If Rahu is related to any bhava or its lord and if that is related to lagna or lagna lord or disease bhava, then quantity of poison increases in body.
2 If 6th house lord is placed in lagna, eighth house or tenth house and Rahu aspects on it, the possibility of cancer increases.
3 If there is a combination of Saturn-Rahu, Saturn-Ketu or Saturn-Mars in twelfth house, it may produce cancer.
4 If Rahu has aspect on trik houses or its lord, there might be symptoms of cancer.
5 If sixth house or lord of sixth house is afflicted or fall in the constellation of inauspicious planets, chances increase.
6 Mercury represents skin, so if Mercury is afflicted with inauspicious planets and Rahu aspects on it, there might be cancer.
7 Also if Mercury is placed in constellation of afflicted planets, chances are there.
8 If Saturn and Rahu are present in sixth house, there might be some incurable diseases.
9 Out of all lagna, probability of inflicting cancer is high to the persons of Cancer lagna.
10 In Cancer lagna, Jupiter is the main factor for cancer. If Jupiter is conjunct with Mars and Saturn in sixth, eighth, twelfth or second bhava or associated with its lord, chances are high.
11 In any horoscope, if Saturn or Mars is placed in sixth, eighth or twelfth houses with Rahu or Ketu, then probability of cancer increases.
12 If lord of sixth house is posited in lagna, sixth or tenth houses and aspected by inauspicious planets, chances are enhanced.
13 In any horoscope, if Sun is placed with inauspicious planets in sixth, eighth or twelfth houses, then cancer of stomach or colon is possible.
14 In any horoscope, if Sun is associated with malefic planets in any house and also lagna is influenced by malefic planets, the probability increases.
15 If weak Moon is posited in sixth, eighth or twelfth houses owned by malefic planets and Lagna or Moon is aspected by Saturn and Mars, chances of cancer are very high.
16 If Moon and Saturn are conjunct in sixth house, then chances of inflicting blood cancer after the age of 55.
17 If Ashlesha constellation is related to lagna or sixth house and afflicted by Mars, probability of cancer is high.
18 If afflicted Saturn is present in sixth house in the constellation of Rahu, then cancer might appear.
19 If Saturn and Mars are conjunct in sixth house in the constellation of Ardra or Swati, probability is higher.
20 If Mars and Rahu are afflicting sixth or eighth house, skin cancer is possible.
21 If Aries falls in sixth house in Swati or Shatbhisha constellation and Saturn is afflicting sixth house, skin cancer might be there.
22 In a horoscope, if Rahu or Ketu is posited with sixth lord in lagna, stomach cancer is possible.
23 If sixth house is afflicted and Rahu or Ketu is present in eighth or tenth house, probability of stomach cancer is high.
24 In a horoscope, if, lagna lord is posited in sixth, eighth or twelfth, malefic planets are posited in lagna and fourth lord is afflicted and sixth lord is related to fourth lord, then possibility of breast cancer is very high.
25 Saturn of Cancer or Capricorn, if falls in sixth house, chances of breast cancer is high.
26 If Mars is present in sixth house in Cancer or Capricorn zodiac sign, probability of breast cancer is high.
27 if sixth house lord is a malefic planet and lagna lord is posited in eighth house or tenth house, then chances of cancer is high. Cancer Organs and House Involved:
Throat cancer: Hoarseness and pain in swallowing – the 3rd house and its lord are to be considered.
– Excessive cough, high mucus, blood tinged or rust speckled sputum – 4th house, the Sun and Saturn afflicted lung cancer.
Excessive smoking, chewing betel leaves, betel nuts etc., are promoted by the lagna lord in the company of malefics and which habits may lead to lung affliction.
Colon and Rectum – Change in bowel habits, blood in stools and discomfort in bowel movement – Normally Mercury causes most anal diseases. Mercury afflicted in Scorpio along with Rahu and Mars-Mercury in Aries in Scorpio as the lagna lord.
Stomach cancer – Vague and non-specific decline in health and loss of appetite or distaste for food, especially meat – Jupiter and the lord of the 5th house, in addition to what is stated earlier.
Skin cancer – Appearance of a small lump or scaling area and enlargement or change in the appearance of a mole – Mercury’s affliction in the lagna or the 12th house.
– Irregularity in breast contour, lump, blood nipple discharge, etc. This is more common in females (than in males), that too among those who are above 50. Menopause is normally a must at the time and women’s menses should have ceased permanently – The 3rd and the 4th houses and- their lords.
Bladder, Kidney, Prostate – Blood urine and frequent or painful urination, an involvement of watery signs i.e., Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, the Moon, Venus and the 8th lord. If one of the three Rasis is not involved or is not afflicted, then chances of occurrence of kidney cancer are remote.
Uterus – Spotting of blood between menstrual periods, during menopause or after menopause – Involvement of Scorpio, the weak Moon and Rahu related to the 5th or the 7th. Leukemia
– Blood – Watery signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, Moon and Mars as Karaka or natural significator of cancer.
Liver – Also includes pancreas and gall-bladder as they are connected with functions of the liver – The 5th house and 5th lord and Leo sign on the 5th, 6th or 7th house and their lords. The Sun is Karaka here.
Through Astrology, early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. To recheck twice, you should also go for early diagnosis and screening. Recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action leads to early diagnosis.