Cancer: The Benefits Of Art Therapy

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Cancer. A six-letter word used to describe a person’s horoscope, while others contribute this word to an obstacle in their life. Everyday forty-three children learn their lives are going to change due to the awful condition of cancer (“Childhood Cancer Statistics,” n.d.). These children’s’ lives are turned upside down as they are taken out of school, spend many nights in the hospital, and are dependent on medications. One medication in which many of the children have enjoyed is art therapy. Medical art therapy is a way for children to express their emotions through imagery when dealing with an illness or going through extensive treatment (“Primary Psychiatry,”2008). Art therapy has been proven to be beneficial to the quality of life for those
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