New Patient Guide
This guide will help you begin your journey as a patient at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). You can learn about cancer and some ways to help cope with a cancer diagnosis even before your first HCI appointment.
Ranked among America's best by U.S. News and World Report, Huntsman Cancer Institute's (HCI) 100-bed cancer hospital is part of the University of Utah Health Care system.
Cancer Care Teams
Our cancer care teams 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. Patients and their loved ones are an important part of this decision-making partnership.
Clinics and Programs
Clinics and Programs at Huntsman Cancer Institute
Oncology Patient Coordinators (or "Care Coordinators") are the first point of contact for new patients and referring physicians.
HCI has a strong nursing program that works closely with other professionals to provide a holistic approach to cancer treatment. Nursing Services at HCI exist to provide expert nursing care to patients and families before, during, and after their experience with cancer.
A list of all Huntsman Cancer Institute physicians
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 (HCI), Patient and Family Support is an important part of the team approach to treatment. Patient and Family Support 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