Aug 17, 2022

What Should I Eat During Chemotherapy?

Huntsman Cancer Institute dietitian Joan Elizondo explains the importance of proper nutrition before, during, and after chemotherapy. Learn what foods can help ease side effects and what you can do you if you start to lose weight.

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.

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.

Apr 01, 2022

Sleep and Cancer: What You Need to Know If You’re Having Trouble Sleeping

Anyone can have a few sleepless nights, but when you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep most nights, you may have insomnia. Cancer patients have an increased risk of insomnia. There many ways you can deal with your insomnia, including seeking medical help from your care team.

Mar 07, 2022

What You Need to Know about Lymphedema

The lymph system moves fluid throughout the body. Lymphedema can happen if lymph vessels are damaged or if lymph nodes were removed during surgery. It can also be a side effect of radiation treatment. For example, after removal of lymph nodes in the armpit or radiation to the lymph nodes in the armpit, swelling due to lymphedema may happen in that arm.

Jan 26, 2022

Nausea and Vomiting during Cancer Treatment

Cancer medications and treatments often cause nausea and vomiting. There are many ways to help treat nausea, including medicine, integrative treatments, and home remedies. Your care team can help you find the best way control nausea so you can have a better quality of life as you go through treatment.

Jan 21, 2022

Bald Eagles and Chemo

Huntsman Cancer Institute patient Pam Montgomery suffered hair loss after chemotherapy treatment for stage III breast cancer. Some humor from her husband and a visit from a fine-feathered friend helped her feel more comfortable with her new appearance.