Pain Management

Pain is a common side effect of cancer and its treatments. Some chemotherapy drugs may cause muscle or joint aches. They may also cause numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes (called peripheral neuropathy). There are many ways to relieve pain, including medicines, integrative therapies, and home remedies. The following information helps explain what patients can do and what to tell the doctor.

Tell the doctor or nurse the following information:

  • How long the pain lasts
  • How strong the pain feels
  • Any new pain that develops
  • What eases pain and what makes it worse
  • What the pain feels like—sharp, dull, throbbing, steady
  • What pain medicines you take and if the medications work
  • Where the pain starts

What patients can do:

  • Apply a heating pad or ice pack to the painful area as directed by your health care team.
  • Do not skip doses of pain medicine.
  • Take pain medicines as prescribed.
  • Try deep breathing and meditation to relax. This may help reduce anxiety and manage pain.

At Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), we use a comprehensive, holistic approach to cancer care that involves treating the body, mind, and spirit.

Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center
Supportive Oncology and Survivorship
Patient and Family Support Services
Clinical Trials

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Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center

The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center promotes physical and emotional well-being and complements the medical care of HCI patients during and after treatment. For more information about any of the programs and services listed below, call 801-587-4585.

  • Acupuncture
  • Art therapy
  • Fitness program
  • Guided meditation
  • Laughter therapy
  • Look Good...Feel Better
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Sexual health and fertility preservation
  • Yoga

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Supportive Oncology and Survivorship Program

The Supportive Oncology and Survivorship is a holistic service that offers medical treatments and complementary therapies to reduce symptoms, manage pain, and enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their loved ones. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 801-213-4246.

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Patient and Family Support Services

Patient and Family Support team members help HCI cancer patients and their loved ones cope with the emotions and life changes brought about by a cancer diagnosis. For more information about any of the services listed below, please call 801-585-9755 or visit the Patient and Family Support Services website.

  • Meeting with individuals, couples, and families
  • Teaching stress-reduction skills and other mind-body techniques to aid the healing process
  • Collaborating and consulting with doctors, nurses, and other medical care providers to enhance comprehensive, holistic care
  • Assisting with hospital services, accessing community resources, and addressing other practical needs
  • Helping with advance health care directives such as a living will and medical power of attorney

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Clinical Trials

All cancer treatments used today began with research that became clinical trials. Clinical trials test treatments, both standard and complementary, for safety and effectiveness in patients. These studies also research new or improved ways to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life for patients. For more information, visit HCI's clinical trials website.

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Carole A. Baraldi, M.D.

Locations
(801) 359-0050
University Hospital (801) 581-2628

Specialties: Geriatrics, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Anna C. Beck, M.D.

Locations
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 662-1000
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4241
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 213-4246
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Shane E. Brogan, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-5583
University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery

Annie Budhathoki, M.S., LAc

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Institute (801) 587-4585

Specialties: Acupuncture, Oncology, Oriental Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Perry G. Fine, M.D.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Emily Elisabeth Hagn, M.D.

Specialties: Acute Pain, Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery, Pelvic Pain

Bradford D. Hare, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246
University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Jacob E. Jessop, D.O.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246
University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery

Scott R. Junkins, M.D.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery, Palliative Care

Brighton Loveday, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0250

Specialties: Nurse Practitioner, Oncology, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

M. Joan Sheetz, M.D.

Locations
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-3770
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-3645

Specialties: Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pediatric Inpatient Medicine, Pediatric Palliative Care

Paul D. Thielking, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 213-4246

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Psychiatry

Sharon M. Weinstein, M.D., FAAHPM

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0157
VA - Building #1 (801) 582-1565

Specialties: Neurology, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pediatric Palliative Care

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