Spirituality and Cancer
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Touro is committed to providing care for your spiritual needs.
Studies have shown spirituality is very important to the quality of life for some people with cancer. Although research has not supported claims that spirituality can cure cancer or any other disease, the psychological benefits of praying may include:
- reduction of stress and anxiety associated with illness
- promotion of a more positive frame of mind
- strengthening of the will to live
- provide comfort during illness
Many cancer patients rely on spiritual and/or religious beliefs and practices to help them cope with their disease—this is called “spiritual coping.” Spirituality can be a great source of strength, connection, hope, and meaning as you and your family look for ways to cope with cancer and its impact on your lives.