New Patient Guide
This guide will help you begin your journey as a patient at Huntsman Cancer Institute. You can learn about cancer and some ways to help cope with a cancer diagnosis even before your first appointment.
Clinics and Care Teams
See a list of Huntsman Cancer Institute clinics and departments, including the treatments and services each provides.
Find a list of all Huntsman Cancer Institute physicians.
Huntsman Cancer Institute has a strong nursing program that works closely with other professionals to provide a holistic approach to cancer treatment. Nursing Services at Huntsman Cancer Institute exist to provide expert nursing care to patients and families before, during, and after their experience with cancer.
Oncology Patient Coordinators (or "Care Coordinators") are the first point of contact for new patients and referring physicians.
Ranked among America's best by U.S. News and World Report, Huntsman Cancer Institute's 100-bed cancer hospital is part of the University of Utah Health Care system.
Multidisciplinary Disease Groups
Our Multidisciplinary Disease Groups (MDGs) bring specialists from different disciplines together for weekly clinics and treatment planning conferences. Each team includes oncology, radiology, and surgery specialists, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, dietitians, health educators, and researchers who work side-by-side to assist with the most effective treatment plan for each individual.
Patient and Family Support
A diagnosis of cancer is not just stressful for the patient, but for the entire family. Patients and family members may struggle with feelings of anxiety, stress, fear, depression, and helplessness. At Huntsman Cancer Institute, Patient and Family Support is an important part of the team approach to treatment. Staff can help patients and their loved ones answer questions, find resources, and reduce the distress associated with cancer.
Treatment options depend on each patient's unique situation. In designing a treatment plan, the health care team considers many factors that affect treatment options.
Treatment Side Effects
Many cancer treatments cause side effects. Cancer itself can cause symptoms that change a person's quality of life. The list at the left will guide you to resources and information about symptoms and treatment side effects, including what patients can do to manage them and when to call the doctor.
Huntsman Cancer Institute locations