Nov 22, 2021

A Caregiver's Journey to Healing through Art

University of Utah student Griffin Hale created an art installation focused around his mother, who has metastatic breast cancer. “The Caregiver’s Window” remained for just a few days, but the emotional impact may last a lifetime.

Nov 19, 2021

What to Know if You’re Nervous about Mammograms

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers diagnosed in women, yet many women still get anxious when it comes to getting a mammogram. Here, we outline what a mammogram is and walk through a typical appointment.

Nov 01, 2021

Oncology Nurse Becomes Cancer Caregiver to Her Own Mom

Cassidy Kotobalavu faced cancer on a daily basis while working as a nurse educator at HCI. In 2015, it hit home when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The support she received from HCI staff allowed her to get a rare glimpse at the important roles played in one person’s cancer journey.

Oct 27, 2021

Letter of Hope from Matt Covington, MD, from the Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging

“We want to help individuals with cancer receive the best imaging possible,” says Matt Covington, MD. Dr. Covington is a radiologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute who specializes in cancer imaging. In this letter of hope, he explains why he is passionate about his research and how advances in cancer imaging can help patients today and in the future.

Oct 25, 2021

Talks with Docs: Phoebe Freer, Chief of Breast Imaging at HCI

Phoebe Freer, MD, chats about what happens in the breast imaging department at HCI, some common concerns from patients and how a traumatic car accident inspired her to become a doctor in the latest Talks with Docs.

Oct 20, 2021

Will a Mammogram Work for Me? FAQs about Small Breasts, Dense Breasts, and Implants

If you have small breasts, dense breasts, or breasts with implants, you may wonder whether a mammogram will work for you. Huntsman Cancer Institute breast radiologist Phoebe Freer, MD, explains what you need to know about mammograms for these breast types.

Oct 18, 2021

How the Breast Cancer Family Registry Is Making an Impact on Future Generations

The Breast Cancer Family Registry provides people with a glimpse into their medical past and future. Through testing, doctors can discover if a person carries a BRCA gene mutation, which increases the risk of breast cancer. Learn about the impact the registry has had on two people, Elise Grant and Chrissy Walker.

Oct 11, 2021

Ask an Expert: Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is considered the earliest form of breast cancer. Kirstyn Brownson, MD, a surgical breast oncologist at HCI, and Phoebe Freer, MD, a radiologist at HCI, share their knowledge and expertise about the disease, its symptoms, and possible treatments.