Even those who will never finish treatments may find hope when others ring the bell.

The worldwide ritual of ringing a bell at the end of radiation or chemotherapy treatments has a positive impact on the transition to post-treatment life for cancer patients and their caregivers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Alberta.

“I think the bell really helped me get through my radiation treatment,” said study participant Adam Hardwicke-Brown, 66, who went through treatment for tongue cancer. “It gave me inspiration and hope that things were going to get better.”

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Article by : Gillian Rutherford