May 18, 2022

Is Being Tan Worth Dying For? Perspectives on Beauty from a Melanoma Survivor

Dr. Lexie Kite grew up believing tan skin was the height of beauty, but after receiving a melanoma diagnosis at 29, she realized the error of her thinking. Now cancer-free and a leading expert in the field of body image resilience, Dr. Kite wants to share what she learned so other girls and women can learn from her experiences.

May 16, 2022

You Can't Do It Alone: Talking About Caregiver Burnout

Shay Wright became a full-time caregiver to her husband, Tanner, when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. A visit to her therapist helped her realize she was experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. By asking for help, both Tanner and Shay improved their physical and mental health.

May 11, 2022

American Indian Advocate Attends Cancer Moonshot Event

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

May 06, 2022

Setting Up Nurses for Success

Oncology nurses face a unique set of challenges, such as managing treatment complications, symptoms, and end-of-life care. To help new-graduate nurses HCI offers a nurse residency program to give them the tools they need to be successful.

May 04, 2022

Expanding Commitment to Advance Cancer Research in the Mountain West

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, attended a White House event where President Biden announced a relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. She talks about her work to reduce American Indian cancer disparities, which the Moonshot aims to address.

Apr 29, 2022

Social Worker Shares Story about Tongue Cancer

As a social worker at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Karen Jensen saw the daily impact doctors and care team members made on patients. Those firsthand experiences provided her with comfort when she was diagnosed recently with tongue cancer. She knew that being here was the best place she could possibly be.

Apr 27, 2022

Current or Former Smoker? Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States and most symptoms don't show up until it has spread. The key is catching it early. Huntsman Cancer Institute pulmonologist Chakravarthy Reddy, MD, describes a standard screening procedure and explains how important they are in spotting and possibly preventing lung cancer.

Apr 20, 2022

The Importance of Asking for Help

Whether you are a patient or caregiver, asking for help can be difficult. Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers Amy Horyna, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, and Virginia Wilson, LCSW, OSW-C, provide some tips on how to get comfortable asking for help, what you should ask for, and what other outlets could be available.