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Journal writing helps cancer patients

March 11, 2015

Journal writing can help cancer patients cope with their illness. So says a New York article by Tara Parker-Pope wherein she tells the story of how her mother took comfort in journal writing when first diagnosed with cancer.

“My mother had always been too busy for something she felt was as indulgent as keeping a journal, but in the early days of her cancer diagnosis, she found that writing down her thoughts helped her cope with the prospect of dying,” writes Parker-Pope.