Being totally different by manifestation, burns and cancer amazingly have exactly the same set of energies behind.
--- energy of Cold for roots/structures, main
--- Burn for spreading
--- Dampness as lymphatic system to spread
--- Dryness - epithelium to grow from
--- Burn as direct damaging energy
--- Dryness - energy controlling skin
--- Dampness - blisters, fluids balance, lymphatic system
--- Cold - strong constant pain, infection, energy controlling kidneys
The above may reflect in certain effects both may have on immune and other systems.
On the other hand, metastatic cancer having grabbed 75% of body energy, and burns of 75% of skin
are similarly dreadful in terms of survival.