Dream About Cancer

Cancer Dream Meaning

I have some good news for you, the ancient meaning of the dream of cancer means good luck. Cancer in dreams is about your control over what you want. Cancer grows and invades, it is about making sure you can clear your mind.  It is a positive dream to have - it is time to make any lasting and real change in your life. Is it worth the risk to have all you want, but not be able to live it? Are you focused and ready for the next day every morning? Do you feel tired, irritable, and as if the day is over? Is your lifestyle a problem? The dream is reminding you (I know you don’t want to hear this) but it is a sign for you to take control and look after yourself. Try to not dig into unhealthy, low-fat foods and poison our bodies with drugs and cigarettes. I want to make you feel positive now. 

In the dream world, cancer represents that you are not caring for yourself as much as you should. There could also be a fear of this illness or part of your personality that is out of harmony. Cancer is the last thing we would want to happen to a loved one or yourself - so cancer dreams usually show our relationships with other people and the need to nurture others. These dreams very rarely mean that you actually have cancer. If you dream about someone you know who has cancer this indicates that a specific person needs nurture, and care as it is a life-changing and terrible time. Give them a hug.

There are only two reasons you may need to worry about this dream. This type of dream is a message that you are "absolutely taking care of yourself." Not just healthily but mentally as well. You are the most important thing in life. Taking care of yourself is my message spiritually. 

Dream About Cancer - interpretation

If you dream of someone you don't know has cancer this means that you have a desire to help those people around you. If you dream that you have cancer (and you do not have cancer in real life), then you may not be paying enough attention to your own needs. You spend too much time nurturing others and not enough time nurturing yourself. Remember that you are just as important as anyone else, and sometimes it’s allowed to be all about you.

If you dream about someone you know with cancer (who does not have cancer in real life), then this person is someone you feel that you have not spent enough time with. You want to nurture and help this person through any situation, but you cannot always be there for him or her when times get tough. Relax; there is only so much you can do for another person. But try to set aside some extra time for this person, and make sure that you communicate openly and effectively.

Dreaming of cancer on some occasions can be linked to your own health concerns. This is normally considered an “anxiety” dream. Of course, a dream about cancer can be disturbing and stressful due to the nature of the disease. These are dreams which can confidently be “included” in the nightmare category. Being investigated for cancer in real life is probably one of the worst things that people can go through (I have been through a number of biopsies recently). Waiting for results, treatment and hospital visits all bring about anxiety and above all stress. Even dreaming of having cancer can leave you feeling worried. If you are waiting for results or worried you have cancer then it is common for the “symbol of cancer” to be featured in a dream.

Is this dream good or bad?

The way the dream vision is manifested is also important. Dreams of cancer can mean that you are feeling something is taking over your life. This could be in either a positive or negative. Taking another viewpoint cancer can represent a problem at home or work. In older folklore dreaming of cancer is lucky.

Dream about cancer and smoking in dreams

There are so many chemicals in the smoke that enters our own body and this is why smoking itself causes a whole array of cancers. Obviously, our bodies have a built-in mechanism to deal with damage but when it comes to tobacco smoke we can’t necessarily prevent this. Smoking generally causes around 7 in 10 lung cancer cases. If you dream that you have cancer because of smoking this is normally connected to an addiction that you have in waking life. You may not necessarily smoke at all, but if you do smoke it might be time for you to give up.

Does this dream mean I have cancer?

Some users have emailed me a bit concerned following the dream of cancer. A few people have asked me if this is a “premonition” type dream and if they should get a medical check up for cancer. Sometimes we have very vivid dreams need to take notice of these. When we have lumps and bumps, the nodules are normally cysts, which are common, especially in women. There is a distinctive connection between our own body and inner spirit guide. If the dream is repetitive, intense or vivid in nature then it could be a message.

The dreams that are more intense than others or provide an emotional threat and have the words “cancer” over and over, may be a sign. Remember, cancer is rare and it is very unlikely that (even when you do dream of having cancer) that you actually have it in real life. It is normally just a dream. I will say though if the dream was intense it might be worth getting a check up for your own ease of mind.

In real life, we often think of cancer as a sign of negativity. But when it comes to folklore (England and Scotland ancient dream dictionaries), cancer is normally the opposite; it denotes growing and developing - that you are going to be successful and have a financial breakthrough. It could mean that you are going to get a fortune in the days to come. A pleasant thing in the dream realm and bad in actual life.

Cancer dreams could mean that there is situational or emotional decay in your life. There could be an area in your life which is slowly eating away your joy, happiness, or even power. It could also reflect a feeling of restrictions, hopelessness, or fundamental flaws. It could be that there is something which is bothering your life with financial problems, illness, or relationships.

What does it mean if you are diagnosed with cancer in a dream?

A dream about any sickness will automatically be full of worry. The daily reminders of the probability of you becoming sick and passing away brings about stress on its own, and the dream can be traumatizing. The truth is, dreams at times feel like a reality, and this is the reason why, when you get to have such a dream, it becomes worry some. As I am sure you are aware, cancer is known to be one of the most dangerous terminal diseases that is disturbing people all over the world. With no proper cure for the same, such a dream can leave you feeling devastated and frustrated, and you might try to wake up from such a dream because it is uncomfortable.

Dreaming that you have or are diagnosed with cancer could mean that, there is a likelihood that you are worried about either your health or areas of your life at the moment.

Visiting the doctor in the dream

In very rare cases people have had a dream about visiting the doctor - which has sparked a visit to the doctor. If you have repetitive dreams of visiting the doctor (over and over again) it might be wise to go for a medical check-up for your own peace of mind.

Why did you have this dream?

Freud believed our dreams are connected to what we see in daily life. Therefore, the dream could have also been triggered by something you watched on television concerning cancer and which your subconscious mind is essentially reproducing in the dream. It could represent the fear you are having over someone else; you are scared for someone else, and you fear for their well being and their lives.

What you can learn

After such a dream, you will need to sit down and think about your goals in life, having such a dream could be a reminder that you need to take time off your normal activities and be with your loved ones.

What does it mean if you dream you have breast cancer?

A dream where you have breast cancer is connected to one’s female characteristics. Breast cancer dream can also represent how you mingle with others in your waking life. It could be that there are some shortcomings that you possess that are making it impossible for you to progress in your endeavors.

After such a dream, you will need to pay closer attention to your feminine side and yourself in general. You can go for a hairstyle change, wardrobe change; treat yourself from time to time just to make you feel good about yourself. You can decide to enroll yourself in a new class which might end up boosting your morale and making you feel good about yourself. Get self-assured of life again.

What does it mean to dream of getting cured of cancer?

When you dream that you are suddenly cured of cancer, then something positive is about to happen in your life. It could be that you are going to resolve a problem which has been on your mind for years. Someone is going to put a smile on your face which has been elusive for a while.

What does it mean to dream about undertaking cancer treatment?

When you dream that you are undertaking chemotherapy or you are being treated for cancer in the hospital, then it is a positive sign. It represents the power of the will and all the positive things that surround you in your current life. There may be changes in your life which are going to make your life better and a complication in your life might just get a solution and long last. To dream the cancer is being removed via an operation indicates that in time you will look at new goals and something needs removing. Alternatively, such a dream can represent your new found will to “fight” against anything negative in your life.

What does it mean to dream of someone else having cancer?

A dream where you see someone you know with cancer is a sign that you need to stay positive and have a positive attitude towards life. The dream is normally a wake-up call that, you should stop taking life for granted and start being serious about everything.

Dreaming of cancer of someone you know

If in your dream, you are extremely worried about the individual then why not call them? If it happens that, you have once argued with the person, then it could be the feeling of guilt that has led to the dream. You could be missing them, and the best you can do is how you feel about them and how sorry you are for any differences that you might have in the past.

What does it mean to dream of the cancer zodiac sign?

Dreaming of cancer zodiac sign is symbolic of your tendency to hold and keep holding on something and everything around you. This dream denotes that you have a lot of influence and power. Alternatively, the zodiac sign could imply that you are sensitive, emotional and moody and at the same time, family oriented.

What does it mean to dream people are dying of cancer?

A dream where you see people affected by cancer is a sign that you are worried about sickness. It could be that you might have a few health concerns e.g. viral, fungal, or bacterial infection like the common cold or flu. To see people die of cancer (even people you know in real life) could be an indicator of an onset of depressive mood. Maybe you are unwilling to accept people’s opinions or views.

What does it mean to dream of stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer dream is a sign that you need to think about what you are eating. Maybe monitor your diet more. In older dream books dreaming of stomach cancer indicates family problems strangely!

What does it mean to dream of brain cancer?

When you dream of brain cancer, it means that you are harboring some unhealthy thoughts which could be taking over your serenity. Dreaming of having a brain tumor (in some of the older dictionary books) simply means that you need to use your brain more. It could be a sign that you are concerned about your own health. Often, we have dreams of our brain when we need to look “within” in order to find what’s right.

What does it mean to dream of colon or bowel cancer?

If you dream of having cancer around your intestine or digestive area, it is a sign that, it is becoming harder for you to get rid of the negative emotions around you according to folklore. Normally, cancer in the bowel during a dream indicates that you have the tendency of keeping “emotions” inside you, letting thoughts build up, and at the end of the day, it might be better to be honest with others.

What does it mean to see family members affected by cancer?

When you dream that a family member like a son, daughter, mother, children has cancer, it is a sign that you are worried about their destructive or negative behaviors. Alternatively, it could denote that, they are passing through a difficult phase in their life and at the moment, trying to heal. You should try your best to be there for them as they get through.

What does it mean to dream of cervical cancer?

When you dream of cervical or ovarian cancer, it is a sign that, during your waking life, someone might have pressured you to become pregnant. It is a dream which is reflecting worries about your body, or it could be that you are unwilling to have children of your own.

What does it mean to offer a packet of cigarette to a mother who died of cancer?

The reason I include this in my dream meaning is that a user e-mailed me very concerned. He said that he offered his mother a cigarette after she died of lung cancer. After reviewing areas of his current life, it was clear he was stressed out and exhausted, also compounded by grief.

What does it mean to dream of cancer connected to smoking?

Such a dream could be a reflection of ones dependence on cigarettes. Alternatively, it could denote that, you are apprehensive about your current health condition. It is time that you need to focus on activities which are healthier and better to avoid the anxiety that is causing you to have nightmares during your sleep.

What does it mean to dream of having cancer tumors?

To dream that you have tumors (according to ancient dream books) is a representation of feelings of hopelessness, self-pity, grief, and unforgiveness and also of having a sense of overcoming problems. It could denote that you are slowly mending difficulties in life. Tumors featured in different parts of your body during a dream denote different areas of your life.

What does it mean to dream of skin cancer?

A dream about skin cancer denotes that, you have this belief that, you are being treated differently. Skin cancer in a dream can indicate you are not looking after yourself very well.

What does it mean to dream of mouth and throat cancer?

When you dream that you have a mouth, neck, thyroid or throat cancer this is connected to communication and our throat chakra. The dream is connected to our own ideas and how we communicate with others. Alternatively, it could suggest that you feel problems with others and you wish to express yourself more independently.

What does it mean to dream of liver cancer?

To dream of liver cancer is a rare dream. As I am sure you know, the liver is an organ which is used to remove residues from your system. It could be that you have lost your way with other people. Sigmund Freud believes dreaming of the liver indicates several toxic relationships, attitudes and other negative things building up in your life without an outlet.

What does it mean to dream of family members affected by cancer together?

When you dream that your family members are affected by cancer, it is a sign that, you are trying to cope with modern life. In most cases, you will have this type of dream during certain events or it could be a dream which is asking you to care about the person “featured” in the dream.

What does it mean to have lung cancer in a dream?

Sometimes a dream where you have lung cancer is suggestive of you spending much time in environments which are not clean as they are polluted with powder and smoke. It might be time you change your surrounding and setting.

What does it mean to dream of leukemia or blood cancer?

Dreaming of blood cancer denotes that, you are having issues with energy and vitality in your real life. If leukemia is detected, it implies that you are trying to defend against outside forces.

What does it mean to dream of a friend or family dying from cancer?

A dream where you see someone close to you suffering from cancer is a reflection of worries about losing someone in your life. The subconscious mind at night brings about our worse fears. Seeing a family member dying of cancer can indicate that you are worrying about the relationship.

If you cure cancer, this is a sure sign that you feel you are doing everything you can to take care of yourself and those around you. You are satisfied with your current state and you are appreciative of all of the people close to you.

Positive changes are afoot if

You were cured of cancer in your dream. Any dream about cancer may be positive in some ways. Although your dream may be telling you that you do not spend enough time with those you love, you at least have the desire to nurture yourself or your loved ones, and that is a positive sign.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

Relationships and love life. Nurturing and caring. Parenthood. Family and friends. Finding a healthy balance in your life.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of cancer

Loved. Cared for. Caring. Nurturing. Loving. Friendly. Wishful. Distant. Near. Afraid. Unsure. Devastated.

In your dream you may have

Developed cancer. Known or seen someone with cancer. Known or seen someone who looked as if they were very sick or had gone through chemotherapy (so you assumed they are a cancer patient). Talked to someone who had cancer. Encountered someone you know who has cancer in real life. Encountered someone you know who does not have cancer in real life. Been afraid of developing cancer. Tried to cure cancer.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012