Treatment Side Effects

Many cancer treatments cause side effects. Cancer itself can cause symptoms that change a person's quality of life. The list below will guide you to resources and information about common treatment side effects, including what patients can do to manage them and when to call the doctor.

If you are concerned about a side effect or need medical advice, call your doctor's office during regular business hours, or call the hospital operator at 801-587-7000 during weekends or after business hours and ask to speak with the oncology fellow on call.

Additional Resources

The Supportive Oncology and Survivorship (SOS) Program is a holistic service that offers medical treatments and complementary therapies to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their loved ones. The program's mission is to relieve suffering, enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatment, discover more effective methods of care, and provide patients with knowledge to enhance their quality of life as they and their loved ones deal with cancer. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 801-213-4246.

The SOS Program encompasses several services for Huntsman Cancer Institute patients:

The G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center has hundreds of free brochures and over 3,000 books, DVDs, and CDs available for checkout. You can browse the library, perform Internet research, or talk with a cancer information specialist. Call 801-581-6365 or toll free 1-888-424-2100, visit the sixth floor of the cancer hospital, or e-mail cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu.

The Acute Care Clinic offers same-day services to current patients who are experiencing an acute symptom, side effect, or other condition. For more information, call 801-585-0100.