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Spiritual beliefs and actions are core aspects of who we are. They determine our values, philosophy about life, how we tackle problems and deal with things that happen to us that are beyond our control -- like a catastrophic illness such as .

Women of different cultures commonly rely on spirituality and religion to help them deal with or any other serious illness. Spirituality, whether you believe in God or some Higher Power, is about finding inner peace through a very personal connection between yourself and the entity that you believe in. 

Proponents of spirituality claim that prayer can decrease the negative effects of a disease, speed your recovery and increase the effectiveness of your medical treatments. Faith and religious beliefs are also thought to help you improve your ability to and provide a sense of comfort during your journey.

can help you recover from and normalcy to your life.  A recent study, , conducted by the , explored the relationship between spirituality, spiritual well-being, , functional well-being, mood and adjustment style in a sample of a group of women recently diagnosed with .

The results of this study confirmed the importance of spirituality and spiritual well-being in both physical and functional well-being. Asking about the role of spirituality in their lives might be a useful marker to predict their ability to cope with and their .

Spirituality and prayers have been known to be important for both and .  So, ultimately, there is a achieved through this practice.

The feeling of having a relationship with God or a Higher Power can help you come to terms with having and can give you inner strength and courage, a sense of hope and the emotional comfort to and be victorious in your recovery. 

The following resources provide detailed information to help you learn more about your spiritual well-being:

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