RWJ Health Connect | Patient PortalGo
  • 1-888-MD-RWJUH
  • YouTube

Cancer

Living With Cancer

  • Search by Keywords

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Enter a search phrase:

Spiritual Needs

Coping with Cancer Through Mind, Body, Spirit, and Emotions
Coping with Cancer Through Mind, Body, Spirit, and Emotions Long ago, humans used the fight-or-flight response to survive natural threats, such as man-eating tigers. Today, the stress response has become a complicated dynamic, linking mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Ironically, the responses originally designed to help us survive threats today can put you at risk for health problems and disease. But it doesn't have to be that way. Stress can also motivate you to seek help, resolve issues, practice for...
Cancer and Spirituality
Cancer and Spirituality People with cancer often tap into their spiritual side when battling the illness. This might include prayer, attending religious services, reading passages from a holy book, or simply expressing gratitude and love. Although spiritual activities have not been proved to heal or lessen cancer, many people find that religion can help them better deal with being sick. Hospitals recognize that spirituality can play a crucial role in healing and usually have a chapel and offer visits fr...
Palliative Care: Bringing Comfort
Palliative Care: Bringing Comfort When people hear the term palliative care , many assume that it's a treatment only for someone who is dying. But palliative care can also be used to bring physical and emotional comfort to anyone with a serious illness. Palliative care can benefit any patient at any age. And any stage of his or her illness. Overview Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by improving the symptoms of his or her illness, like pain, shortness of breath, and diffic...
Can Optimism Make a Difference in Your Life?
Can Optimism Make a Difference in Your Life? Do you have a rosy outlook and see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty? If so, your good attitude may have even more benefits than you think. A growing number of scientific studies suggest optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people. The science behind the smiles The idea of optimism leading to better health has been studied. Researchers have reviewed the results of over 80 studies to look...
Spirituality in Cancer Care (PDQ®)
Spirituality in Cancer Care (PDQ®) General Information About Spirituality Religious and spiritual values are important to patients coping with cancer. Studies have shown that religious and spiritual values are important to Americans. Most American adults say that they believe in God and that their religious beliefs affect how they live their lives. However, people have different ideas about life after death, belief in miracles, and other religious beliefs. Such beliefs may be based on gender, education,...