Apr 01, 2022

Sleep and Cancer: What You Need to Know If You’re Having Trouble Sleeping

Anyone can have a few sleepless nights, but when you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep most nights, you may have insomnia. Cancer patients have an increased risk of insomnia. There many ways you can deal with your insomnia, including seeking medical help from your care team.

Mar 23, 2022

Ask an Expert: Kidney Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates 79,000 new cases of kidney cancer per year. If you have questions about how it is diagnosed, identified, and treated, Huntsman Cancer Institute oncologist Ben Maughan, MD, PharmD can answer them.

Mar 15, 2022

Myths and Facts about Colonoscopies

I don’t need a colonoscopy. It’s too expensive. It’s humiliating. Is it going to hurt? There are many myths about colonoscopies, but the experts at Huntsman Cancer Institute are here to tell you the facts.

Mar 14, 2022

Talks with Docs: Luke Martin, Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Colorectal Treatment

Luke Martin, MD, discusses why he wanted to become a surgeon, common misconceptions about colorectal treatments, and what patients should expect from their care team at Huntsman Cancer Institute in the latest Talks with Docs

Mar 07, 2022

What You Need to Know about Lymphedema

The lymph system moves fluid throughout the body. Lymphedema can happen if lymph vessels are damaged or if lymph nodes were removed during surgery. It can also be a side effect of radiation treatment. For example, after removal of lymph nodes in the armpit or radiation to the lymph nodes in the armpit, swelling due to lymphedema may happen in that arm.

Mar 01, 2022

Never Losing Focus on a Cancer-Free Frontier

Passionate individuals and teams delivering a cancer-free frontier through scientific discovery and human touch. That is the Huntsman Cancer Institute vision. Despite new challenges, CEO Mary Beckerle, PhD, shares why she is so enthusiastic for the future. Whether it is the new Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers, an expanding catchment area in the Mountain West, or exciting new innovations, it is an exciting time at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Mar 01, 2022

Delivering a More Just, Equitable, & Inclusive Workplace

Huntsman Cancer Institute made a commitment to be an anti-racist cancer center. That meant taking meaningful actions that would result in a more just, equitable, and inclusive environment. Natasha Ovuoba, associate director for the Commission on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, speaks about some of education and support she is providing in her new role.

Mar 01, 2022

Dealing with a Daughter’s Cancer Diagnosis: One Family’s Story

Imagine your child is diagnosed with cancer. How would you react? When Sarah Bresee’s 11-year old daughter, Emma, was told she had Ewing sarcoma, a family’s world was turned upside down. Luckily, Huntsman Cancer Institute provides a mix of highly trained medical specialists using innovative technology and child life specialists supporting families during trying times.