Aug 31, 2020

Bringing a Cancer Prevention Vaccine to Rural Communities

The HPV vaccine can prevent several different types of cancer. Access to and education about the HPV vaccine has never been more important. Kelly Sugihara, a coordinator for Wyoming Cancer Resource Services, works with clinics, state leaders, schools, public health professionals, dentists, and others over a 25, 672 mile area to increase accessibility and education about the HPV vaccine.

Aug 26, 2020

I Can Answer That: Deanna Kepka on HPV

Deanna Kepka, PhD, MPH, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. She is the Director of the Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition. In this video she answers some frequently asked questions about HPV.

Aug 20, 2020

What Does That Word Mean? Understanding Cancer Screening Terms

When you get a cancer screening, you may hear your doctor use phrases and words that are new to you. If you don’t know what they mean, it can be hard to understand what’s happening when you get one of these tests. This list explains the meaning behind commonly used cancer screening terms.

Jul 31, 2020

I Can Answer That : Yelena Wu on Sun Safety

Yelena Wu, PhD, studies sun safety behaviors in Utah families. In this video she answers frequently asked question about sun safety and why it's important in preventing skin cancer.

May 28, 2020

When Should I Talk to a Doctor about Skin Changes?

Skin changes as you age. Freckles, wrinkles, sun spots, and moles can look different over time. So how do you know when to see a doctor?

Apr 07, 2020

What Clothing Is Best for Sun Protection?

Summer offers plenty of chances to get sun damage, especially when you’re outdoors all day. Whether you’re at the pool or beach, on a river trip, in the mountains, or at the amusement park, you’re risking skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate your skin. And UV damage may lead to skin cancer.

Apr 06, 2020

Fighting Cancer, One Meal at a Time

There’s no guaranteed way to prevent cancer, but there are lifestyle choices, like diet, that can help reduce your risk. Make your diet fight cancer with these tips.

Mar 25, 2020

Reducing Your Colon Cancer Risk

Each year around 145,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 50,000 die from it. The good news is that colorectal cancer is highly preventable through screening. And you can lower your risk for developing the disease by making some lifestyle changes.