News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center December 2010 – Issue 65
Spirituality and Cancer People may express spirituality as belief in a higher power or as awareness that each of us fits into a larger environment. No matter how it is expressed, spirituality can help people deal with cancer and its effects.
Everyone has their own way of connecting to spirit. Participation in an organized religion, acceptance of religious beliefs, prayer, meditation, creative work, or service to others—these are just a few spiritual practices that can help people find hope and meaning.
Te Cancer Learning Center
(CLC) is a free resource library on the first floor of
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No matter how it’s expressed, a spiritual practice can help people with cancer find hope and meaning.
Some studies show that quality of life is higher for people with stronger spiritual beliefs and practices. Tere is no evidence that spiritual practice can treat cancer, but it can lessen depression, anxiety, isolation, and substance abuse. It often increases positive feelings.
Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Patient and Family Support staff can help patients
Help trim the CLC tree! Ornaments and decorating supplies will be available December 1 – 23 so patients and families can drop in to share a message of hope and dedication for a loved one. For more info, call 801-581-6365.
incorporate their beliefs into treatment. In addition, a non-denominational chaplain is available to talk with patients at any time.
For more information about Patient and Family Support staff, visit www.huntsmancancer.org/pfs
. Patients may contact the chaplain directly by calling 801-587-9064.
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Beauty in the Building
This painting, Wasatch, by Steve Songer, can be found on the third floor of Huntsman Cancer Hospital in the Surgery/Endoscopy waiting area. Art in Huntsman Cancer Institute buildings was donated for patients to enjoy. For more information about donating fine art to HCI, please contact Roni Whittle at 801-587-9315.
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