Can prayer help me deal with depression if I have cancer?

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If you have cancer, finding support in prayer, spirituality, or your religion may help you move through your depression. In a recent review of scientific studies examining distant healing practices, over half of the studies indicated that a patient's healing process was helped when prayer, therapeutic touch, or mental or spiritual healing was practiced by the patient, friends, or family.

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