Dream dictionary

Dream Symbol: Cancer

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Dream meaning: Cancer

CancerAs a malignant growth, it may be a disguise for some terrifying event or memory that you’ve incorporated into your unconscious, possibly repressed, that’s eating away at you; some aspect of your life that is out of control; anxiety about the disease.

Consider the symbolism for the body area where the cancer occurs. Persons with cancer have dreams depicting upheaval and crumbling, or contain pollution, contamination, or poisoning situations.

See also disease, moon, water, zodiac.

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3 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Reyna // Sep 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Last night I dreamt I was surrounded by family and friends and was sitting on bed with my daughter and felt something on my toe. So when I looked down and reached to touch it my toe nail fell off. It wasnt bleeding there were several that fell off. Then the same with my fingernails. In my dream I starting feeling sick, weak and slowly my hair started to fall out. I called my doctor and she came over to draw several vials of blood and said she believed that this was some rare illness and needed to know for sure… As time passed as I waited for my results I was getting sicker and sicker - almost dying. And finally I went to hospital…I woke up so I don’t know what happened. Also I told my kids that I loved them very much if something should happen to me…What does this dream mean?

  • terri // Jan 20, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Last night I dreamed that i was diagnosed with terminal cancer. There was a young doctor in the dream who told me that when the moon looked orangey red that would be the day I would die. Each day I watched the colour of the moon starting to cover the whole moon. Then I started worrying about my children and that they would forget me. I didn’t feel ill, though, in the dream.

  • Jennifer // Jun 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I dreamt last night that I found out I had cancer and only had a few weeks to live. I felt that it was because I am a smoker, though it wasn’t lung cancer that I had. I was the same age as I am now, but felt much older. I was looking up old friends to tell them goodbye and to tell them what they meant to me. I was feeling very sorry for myself and my children. I woke up terrified and convinced that I shouldn’t smoke anymore.

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