• Faith, Religion, or Spirituality. How do they connect with a cancer patient? [Blog Post]

    Asked by GregP_WN on Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Faith, Religion, or Spirituality. How do they connect with a cancer patient? [Blog Post]

    A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 69 percent of cancer patients pray for their health. A 2015 study of over 32,000 cancer patients found that patients with a religious or spiritual belief system reported feeling better. The study was published in 2015 in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Our blog post today has more here>> http://bit.ly/2C8QMLT

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    • Created07's Avatar
      Created07

      Those who know me, know I'm very upbeat. But my husband is a worrier. And for some unknown reason, he says I am his world. I will tell you this. As much as we love each other, it cannot come close to how precious we are to God. You see, He gave his Only Son to die for us. I believe, and told the doctors, that He walked every step of that hospital before He let me put my toes through the front door. Some days my husband would drop me off for radiation and go park the car. The looong hall to radiation would seem like quicksand and I simply could not lift my feet to walk it. I would lean on the wall and repeat "Be still..and Know..that I am God". God would lift me to His shoulder and carry me till I could walk. You see, this was one gift Cancer gave me. I had always believed in God. But through 4 cancers in as many years, He became real to me. Do I have an answer as to why He allowed me to go through this? No. I don't have to. All I need to know is that whatever I go through, He has already been there and it's taken care of.

      over 2 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @Created07, I so agree. I have been a Christian for much of my life but my walk became much more solid after my cancer diagnosis. I tell people i am in a win win situation. I love being alive here on earth, but when I draw my last breath here, i land in my Savior's arms. Wow! What's to dread about that?!?!

      I don't question why. Not why I have cancer, not why He took my son to be with Him before me ... because I trust that His plan is right. (Doesn't make me miss my son any less, but fills me with peace that he's walking on streets of gold. And, i am thankful for the years we were given as his earthly parents.)

      Anyway, all of that to say - great response:)

      over 2 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      @Created07 I so agree with you. Cancer gave me the gift of life. It also gave me a better chance at the after life. I have been working hard at turning my life around and I do believe my chances at heaven are improving. One thing I do know is I will never go to that dark place where I was before cancer in this life.

      over 2 years ago

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