What Causes Cervical Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

Cervical Cancer Causes

You may been often told about the physical cervical cancer causes. But what about the mental and emotional causes? Perhaps, it is imperative for you to consider what kind of societal norms you follow and how the beliefs that you may have inherited from your family can trigger cervical cancer. 

The family, social and religious influences play a very important role in forming our personality and decisions. But what if they infringe on our personal values and beliefs?

What are the main cervical cancer causes

Let’s understand what causes breast cancer through a symbolic lens.

1. Crushing your desires to meet expectations

Cervical Cancer CausesSo how do women get cervical cancer? In expectant mothers, one of the functions of the cervix is to protect the baby. During pregnancy, the cervix is tightly closed to help keep the baby inside the uterus. During childbirth, the cervix opens to allow the baby to pass through the vagina.

A symbolic view of this very adaptability of the cervix is how women are expected to adapt to their circumstances. In most cultures, after marriage, it is the woman who must leave her father’s house to go to her husband’s home. It is often the woman who makes adjustments in her career to suit her family’s needs.

Is it that bad?

This is not necessarily a bad thing and most of us are happy to honour our nurturing, caring side and even follow societal norms. But when the adjustments are forced or are not made of our own volition, we may feel restricted or constrained. Often we develop resentful feelings towards our family because we feel pressured to play the role of a good wife, daughter, mom or sister, at the cost of our own needs. This urge of meeting desires is one of the indirect cervical cancer causes.

2. Societal beliefs can cause repressed sexuality and guilt

Cervical Cancer CausesA study on women with cervical cancer indicated that this type of cancer is present more frequently in women who have early and frequent sexual relationships. So this bears a close relation with cervical cancer causes. In other words, cervical cancer could be an outcome of the emotional turbulence that arises from indulgence in an activity that society considers taboo.

The first chakra connection

Since the cervix is also located in the region of the first chakra, which is all about tribal honour and beliefs, it signifies that our learnt patterns and behaviour can sometimes cause harm.

Due to the general beliefs about women’s sexuality, it is found that women do not claim their sexual power. It is also found that women who have been sexually abused or molested blame themselves if not counseled and live with guilt for the rest of their lives.

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Reflection

  • Do you have a personal code of honour? What is it?
  • Have you ever compromised your sense of honour? If so, have you taken steps to heal it?
  • Do you have any unfinished business with your family members? If so, list the reasons that prevent you from healing your family relationships?
  • What belief patterns did you inherit from your family or society?
  • Which of those belief patterns that still have authority in your thinking can you acknowledge are no longer valid?
  • What superstitions do you have? Which have more authority over you than your own reasoning ability?

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