years the search tries to discover the existence of significant
relationship between specific individual traits and definite psycho-somatic
illness; particularly a potential psychogenesis of tumours.
a type oh very hard search because, on field of the psyche, factors
to take in consideration are enough numerous and frequently aren't
of tumours is always multifactorial; by the only emotional factor
isn't possible explaining the complex onset of a neoplasia.
what physical one and what's psychic represents a forced vision
owing to our trouble to comprehend as deep unity all phenomena
in the individual. The separation "mind-body" is a conceptual
artifice justified by now religious, now philosophical, now technological
is generally a patient incapable to live mentally his own emotional
states (Alexthymia). So emotions can't be experienced easy in
a conscious way and found a discharge in body.
suggest that individual subjected to cancerous processes have
a personality so called C-Type (Cancer Prone Personality): tendency
to deny and to remove, to minimize his own conflicts and events
painful; besides, difficulty to express openly his own feelings,
stoic acceptance, lack of fight-spirit. Helplessness and hopelessness;
personality definable "robot-like". On far story of
cancerous patient we can find repeated significant losses or mourning,
often in recent story we can find a new loss, a new mourning.
If we consider
existence of a Pyscho-neuro-endocrine-immune axis, result clear
that in case of chronic emotional-reactivity inhibition also stress-response
turns out inhibited or altered in its development with contemporary
endocrine and immune consequences.
System - representing the "biological Self" become unable
to fight and destroying tumour-cells that we can consider "heterologous"
(that is, like extraneous or foreign cells) since for some cause
from "homologous" (that is, normal cells of our organism)
cells modify and degenerate transforming in tumour-cells.
have let to do clear like familiar native environment of cancerous
patient is marked by coldness and relationship leading to detach
and isolation among family-members (centrifugal family). Whereas
on acquired family shows up the common inability to accept separation
or to tolerate life-changes that can go over someone of members.
From this point of view, member on which rises tumour can represent
the symptom-patient or "mirror" of feelings of not-acceptance
or of loss or of despair didn't openly communicate but massive
present, for so saying, circulating in family context.