As adolescents with cancer are at risk of experiencing spiritual distress, they tend to have unique spiritual needs. Spirituality plays a significant role for adolescents with cancer as it contributes to increased comfort and calmness, and better coping mechanisms when confronted with the illness, which indirectly improves the adolescent’s quality of life. This study aimed to explore spiritual experiences in adolescents with cancer.

A qualitative study using a phenomenology approach was conducted. Nine adolescents with chemotherapy-treated cancer were purposefully selected to be involved in this study. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis.

Sembiring Lina Mahayati, Allenidekania* and Hayati Happy

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