Art therapy can help lower a child's anxiety during cancer treatment

Art Therapy helps ease anxiety for pediatric cancer patients


Provision CARES Proton Therapy has treated a number of pediatric patients over the years. To help children feel more comfortable while they are here for treatments, the pediatric team hosted a Pediatric Art Therapy session.

In order to be treated with proton radiation, most of our pediatric patients require a mask that is placed daily for immobilization. The staff at Provision wanted to help decrease anxiety and provide a great overall experience. These special patients were given the opportunity to personalize their masks with paints and markers as well as paint canvases during the art therapy session!

The use of art therapy has been around for a long time and is a great way to help patients express their creativity and emotions.