The foundation of the journey of transcending cancer is the journey of building the courage and strength to 'bring light to our shadow' - a rising in self-love.
A black panther can 'see into the shadows' where normal vision cannot see. The black panther is one of the most important spirit animals in allowing the prevention and healing of cancer.
We are all born into a world of shadows in psychological terms - we take on aspects of "darkness" when we initially enter this world. Hence, we may think certain food is good to eat only to find out its not supportive of our health, longterm, and can even be poisonous (such as refined sugar).
We may think certain behaviours are right or wrong in others... only to discover an aspect of that precise behaviour lies within our very self. We may think we know God only to find out some of the apparent "leaders of Godliness and worship" are in so much pain and darkness, they molest children. We are born and form a plan from without, that we may think causes health and happiness, longterm, only to discover our happiness and health is not lasting.