Jul 21, 2022

7 Tips for Sun Sensitivity During Cancer Treatment

Some treatments for cancer, like radiation and certain chemotherapy drugs, can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You can still enjoy summer days by planning ahead to protect yourself from sunburn with these tips.

Jul 19, 2022

What Cancer Patients Need to Know about Steroids

When people hear the word "steroids", they may think of "roid rage" or athletes using them to enhance their performance. But steroids are actually natural hormones that have multiple functions. Steroids created in a lab, called corticosteroids, are often prescribed during cancer treatment. Here are a few things to know about steroids, their role in cancer treatment, and how to deal with the most common side effects.

Jul 15, 2022

Connecting the Mountain West: Huntsman Cancer Institute Hosts Inaugural Summit

As the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West, Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to improving care in this vast, often underserved area. A major step occurred in June when the inaugural Mountain West Cancer Summit brought diverse stakeholders from all five states together to collaborate on existing programs and services.

Jul 06, 2022

Bringing Cancer Clinical Trials to Rural Communities

Huntsman Cancer Institute serves a geographic region larger than any National Cancer Institute cancer center and nearly 30% of patients travel more than 150 miles for visits. With rural residents already at a disadvantage due to their distance from quality medical care, Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to lessening the burden felt by rural residents of the Mountain West through clinical trials.

Jun 29, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Li-Fraumeni syndrome increases your risk of getting cancer, so we asked Wendy Kohlmann, MS, some questions to gain a better understanding of this condition. The Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor answers queries about what causes LFS, how its spotted during genetic testing, and what screenings work best depending on your age and sex.

Jun 22, 2022

Feels Like Home: Patient and Family Housing Moves to Little America

Serving the entire Mountain West, Huntsman Cancer Institute sees patients and their families travel large distances for treatment. Now, through a new partnership between Patient and Family Housing and the Little America Hotel, these weary travelers can have affordable, comfortable rooms, and the same personal touch they've come to expect from staying on site.

Jun 17, 2022

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Cancer

Learning that you have cancer can be shocking and overwhelming . When you meet with your doctor, you will hear a lot of information. So what questions should you ask? Allow the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute to give you some helpful tips.

Jun 14, 2022

Hair Loss from Chemo: What to Expect

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. If you’re on chemo, you may wonder whether you will lose your hair, whether it will grow back, and what happens in between. Check out these FAQs for more about what to expect and how to prepare.