The terrain is the body’s internal environment. Elements that impact the terrain are epigenetics, toxicants, metabolism, hormones, angiogenesis, immunity, inflammation, the microbiome, stress and mental/emotional health. These elements are integral in how the body functions at a cellular level.
“Cancer’s life is a recapitulation of the body’s life, its existence a pathological mirror of our own.” Siddhartha Mukherjee
A cancer diagnoses can teach us what could have contributed to its development in our bodies. Cancer can only progress and manifest when one or more of the body’s terrain elements become(s) amicable to cancer cells.