Cancer classification according to modern medical science.
to modern medical science cancers are divided into main
three types are explained in Ayurveda as under,
(i) carcinomas fall under the category
of uttana arbuda.
(ii) Sarcomas fall under the category
of gambhir arbuda.
(iii) Leukemia falls under the category
of rasdhtvagni vikara arbuda.
Carcinomas – This type of cancer occurs
in the epithelium or endothelium of the organ, so they
can be named as uttana arbud meaning superficial Carcinomas
can be further understood as
- Squamous cell carcinomas (cancers
of throat, mouth, larynx, esophagus etc.)
- Basal cell carcinomas (cancers of
the skin of the face.)
- Transitional cell carcinomas (cancers
of the urinary bladder, kidney etc.)
- Adeno carcinoma (cancers of stomach,
intestine, breast, uterus, prostate, thyroid, liver
Sarcoma – This type of cancer occurs
in the deeper tissues of the body other than epithelium
like muscles, bones, cartiledges etc. Hence they are
called Gambhir arbuda, meaning deep seated.
Sarcoma occurs in
- Fat cells – Lipo sarcoma
- Fiber cells – Fibro sarcoma
- Smooth muscles – Leiomyo sarcoma
- Big muscles – Rhabdomyosarcoma
- Lymph nodes – lymphoma
Leukemia – This is the cancer occurring
in the haemophoetic system, i.e. blood forming system.
This system goes cancerous, producing and pouring immature
blood cells in the circulation. This immaturity can
be understood as impaired transformation of rasa dhatu
into Rakta dhatu. As a result of weak rasa-dhatwagni.
Leukemias are classified as
- Acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML)
- Chronic myeloblastic leukemia (CML)
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL)
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