How Faith Can Help Cancer Patients' Journey to Recovery
- Terry Crews' wife Rebecca Crews, 57, shares how she and her famous husband are spending the summertime in a new social media post to the delight of fans. As a surprise to many, actor Terry Crews, 54, is just as talented in the kitchen as he is before the cameras.
- Rebecca Crews was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis in 2020 following a mammogram and ultrasound, and she is cancer-free after a double mastectomy.
- Stage 1 breast cancers are relatively small; they either have not spread to the lymph nodes or only a small area of cancer has spread to the sentinel lymph node.
- Rebecca Crews says she leaned on her faith to help her through her cancer journey. She regularly hosts prayer sessions on social media.
- Researchers who studied the relationship between praying and life expectancy in cancer patients found the power of prayer helps withstand pain and suffering.
Actor Terry Crews' wife, 57-year-old Rebecca Crews shares how she and her famous husband are getting through the heat of the summer. In a new social media post, the breast cancer survivor shares how food brings them together.
The video post illustrates the love between Terry Crews, 54, and his wife all while showcasing that the actor’s culinary skills are on par with his acting abilities.Read More
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Fans of the popular couple couldn't help but chime in on the wonderful display of food and their infectious love for each other.
"You guys are an amazing couple ðŸ’• is refreshing to see couples who love and respect each other," one fan commented.
"Family time!!!! ðŸ”¥ He can entertain the world, but this is one best sides of @terrycrews! Spending time with his family and showing them some love!! I agree with @alazaesbeauty so refreshing to see a couple love and respect each other! God is so good!" another supportive fan commented.
As Terry danced to some background music, Rebecca showed off pans full of food filled with hotdogs, marinated chicken, grilled broccoli, bacon, grilled chicken, and hamburgers.
It's wonderful to see Rebecca and her husband enjoying time together in the heat of summer. Just a few months ago, Rebecca underwent an undisclosed medical procedure that caused the cancer survivor to miss a couple of her popular prayer sessions. While recovering, she leaned on the support of her husband and her faith in God to overcome what she was dealing with.
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Rebecca Crews' Breast Cancer Journey
Rebecca Crews was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2020 following a mammogram and ultrasound which helped detect the cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy which involves the removal of both breasts for treatment two weeks after her diagnosis.
Stage 1 breast cancers are relatively small; they either have not spread to the lymph nodes or only a small area of cancer has spread to the sentinel lymph node. Treatment for this stage of breast cancer often involves surgery and radiation following surgery, along with chemotherapy or some other therapy.
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"Even for early stage 1 breast cancer, a woman may elect a mastectomy to remove her whole breast," Dr. Elizabeth Comen, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, told SurvivorNet.
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"Sometimes, this is something that's done prophylactically, meaning a woman just has a high risk of breast cancer in their family, and so to prevent breast cancer, they're thinking about removing their breasts."
During Rebecca Crews' cancer journey, she gave large amounts of credit to her faith in God and her loving and supportive husband, Terry, for helping her through her cancer fight. Rebecca Crews remains free of the disease following her cancer treatment.
Rebecca's Faith Helps Her Overcome Tough Times
Rebecca Crews often hosts prayer sessions with devoted fans on her Instagram channel offering tons of positive support. She's been open about her faith and how it's helped her during tough times.
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Many cancer warriors turn to their faith to help them stay motivated through intensive rounds of chemotherapy and surgery.
In a study published in Cancer, 69% of cancer patients say that they rely on faith throughout cancer treatment, and use prayer as a way to call for good health.
Researchers who studied the relationship between praying and life expectancy in cancer patients found the power of prayer helps withstand pain and suffering.
"The patients can overcome their illnesses with the help of praying and of other religious actions, thus helping them gain more power and being able to control their illnesses, as they know a lot about their sickness therefore, they can stand the pain and suffering and become hopeful to future," researchers N. Hekmati Pour and H. Hojjati said in the Journal of Medicine and Life.
Questions for Your Doctor
If you have a breast cancer screening coming up or recently had one, you may have questions you want answered. SurvivorNet suggests the following questions to kickstart your conversation with your doctor.
- Do my mammogram results indicate I have breast cancer or am I at higher risk?
- If I'm at higher risk, what are my treatment options?
- What side effects should I expect related to my treatment?
- How much will this diagnosis prevent me from working or fulfilling my daily activities?
- Will my breast cancer screening be covered by insurance or are there other financial resources available?