Nov 21, 2022

Navigating Cancer Conversations Over the Holidays

During the holidays, it may be difficult to talk to family and friends about cancer. Two Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers share some helpful tips on how to navigate those conversations.

Nov 16, 2022

What Is the Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Do you know the difference between palliative care and hospice care? These two types of supportive care often get confused with one another. While they both help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life, they have some important differences. Learn more about palliative care and hospice care and how they can help people with cancer.

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.

Apr 20, 2022

The Importance of Asking for Help

Whether you are a patient or caregiver, asking for help can be difficult. Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers Amy Horyna, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, and Virginia Wilson, LCSW, OSW-C, provide some tips on how to get comfortable asking for help, what you should ask for, and what other outlets could be available.

Feb 07, 2022

Talking with Kids about Cancer

It can be hard for adults to understand cancer, let alone kids. These resources can help parents explain to children what cancer means and how to help kids cope with their emotions.

Dec 17, 2021

Coping with Cancer during the Holidays

The holidays bring happiness and joy to many, but for those caring for someone with cancer, it can be a stressful and depressing time. How is it possible to handle this festive time when you or a loved one may not be in the holiday spirit? The obligations of the season may create new obstacles and the caregivers at Huntsman Cancer Institute have some helpful things to keep in mind.

Dec 03, 2021

Grieving the Loss of Your Health

Grief is the mourning you feel after any kind of loss. It is a normal, healthy response to the changes cancer can bring—to your health, your peace of mind, your independence, your ability to work or do the things you love. Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers say it’s important to acknowledge grief and let yourself experience it.

Nov 29, 2021

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue One Day at a Time

Shay Wright became full-time caregiver to her husband, Tanner, when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2020 at the age of 25. A visit to her therapist helped her realize she was experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. Taking small steps every day, she improved her physical and mental health.