Updated 10 March 2016

Action point


In a new study of 32,000 adult cancer patients with a range of cancer types and stages, researchers found that those with higher religious or spirituality scores enjoyed better overall health.

In other words, cancer patients who reported higher meaning, purpose, and spiritual connection in life also reported better physical health, as did patients who reported more positive religious or spiritual explanations for the cancer (vs. a sense of fatalism or anger towards God).

Need to know more about cancer? Our Cancer Expert is here to answer your questions!


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.