Stomach Cancer Spiritual Support Services
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Spiritual support services at CTCA hospitals help cancer patients cope with the disease and treatment. Listen to some of our chaplains talk about spiritual counseling and other faith-based services we offer to patients and their families.
Spiritual Support for Stomach Cancer Patients
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we have always believed that caring for our patients’ spiritual needs is as important as any other treatment they receive at our hospitals. Our chaplains and other pastoral care providers can help you and your family turn to faith and find strength within to overcome sadness, depression and discouragement throughout your fight against stomach cancer.
Our spiritual support team can help you:
- Improve your quality of life
- Reduce anxiety, depression and discomfort
- Prevail over a sense of isolation
- Cope with the effects of stomach cancer and treatment
- Discover a sense of personal growth as a result of living with cancer
- Find peace within
- Face spiritual challenges
- Deal with suffering, grief, despair, guilt, fear, and anger
Make Spiritual Support Part of Your Stomach Cancer Treatment
As a stomach cancer patient at one of our hospitals, you’ll have the option of incorporating spiritual support services and counseling into your treatment. You and your caregiver can meet with a member of our pastoral care team for prayer and spiritual counsel as often as you’d like. You can also receive counsel and prayer over the phone, even after you return home. If you undergo surgery for stomach cancer, a chaplain can also visit with you and your family before your procedure to pray and offer counsel.
You’ll also find several other spiritual support services at CTCA, including:
- Weekly interfaith worship and communion services
- Counseling by a faith representative of your choice
- Classes focused on healing, faith and life
- Family consultations, in-person or by phone
- Communication with your local pastor and church (per your permission)
- Baptisms and other sacraments
- Assistance with developing advanced directives and/or living wills
Our spiritual support team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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