Dec 21, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Cancer Patients

COVID-19 is a new type of virus that can cause mild and severe infections in the lungs. Like other viruses, it can lead to serious infections for people with weakened immune systems. Some people with cancer might have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 or having a serious infection from it.

Nov 19, 2020

How COVID-19 Affects Smokers and How to Quit

We know COVID-19 is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs. We also know that both smoking and vaping affects the health of our lungs. Here is what we currently know about how COVID-19 affects people who smoke or vape.

Oct 23, 2020

The Important Work of Cancer Health Educators

National Health Education Week, October 19–23, celebrates health educators and recognizes the important role they play in health care. Health educators have training and education in community health, health literacy, public health, health education, and other related areas. My job at HCI is to provide accurate, health-literate (easy to understand) cancer information to patients, their family members, and anyone else who has questions about cancer topics.

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.

Mar 23, 2020

Managing Stress and Anxiety During Crisis

It’s essential to care for not only our physical health but also our mental health. In the current climate (COVID-19, earthquakes, and other life factors), much is out of our control. It’s important to do your best to find balance and take care of your whole self.

Jan 15, 2020

HCI Provides Naloxone Kits to Help Save Lives

Thanks to a partnership with Utah Naloxone, the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute now offers free naloxone rescue kits to anyone requesting one—no questions asked.

Jan 09, 2020

How Blood Donations Help Cancer Patients

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, people often look for ways to help. One way to help is to donate blood or platelets. Patients diagnosed with cancer may need a blood transfusion for many different reasons.

Oct 17, 2019

Cancer and the Flu Shot

October brings cold weather, colorful leaves, and the start of flu season. If you have cancer, getting the flu may lead to more serious health problems. Read this Q&A to learn more about the flu, the flu shot, and other ways to prevent sickness.