Sep 24, 2021

How to Prevent Falls during Cancer Treatment

Cancer and cancer treatments can increase your risk of falling. Learn how to avoid falls so that you can avoid injury and get through cancer treatment safely.

Sep 06, 2021

What is Chemo Brain?

Chemo brain affects many cancer patients. Feeling like you’re living in a fog is natural, but this haziness can impact your life. Here are some ways to help you focus and feel more organized while your brain adjusts during, and after, cancer treatment.

Jul 14, 2021

Blood Clots and Cancer: A Closer Look

Bleeding and blood clotting disorders can be very dangerous for people with cancer. Learn about blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolisms from Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD. He also provides insight about how to recognize, lower your risk for, and treat these issues.

Apr 27, 2021

Six Things to Know about Mucositis (Mouth Sores)

If you’re on chemo or radiation and you’ve noticed sores in your mouth, you may have mucositis. This side effect of chemotherapy and radiation can cause pain and make it hard to eat. Having mucositis may even lead to limits on your chemotherapy doses. Learn how to recognize, prevent, and treat mucositis to improve cancer treatment and your quality of life.

Mar 06, 2020

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.

Dec 19, 2018

The Long Walk to Our Labyrinth

Diane Fouts, an HCI patient and employee, reads a poem entitled "How To Walk This Path" at the Labyrinth dedication.

Dec 17, 2018

Learn to Focus on the Present with Mindfulness Classes and Activities

Having cancer is hard on a person. So is taking care of someone who has it. Even after successful treatment, cancer and its treatments have side effects that can lower your quality of life. The good news is scientific evidence shows that mindfulness practices can help relieve these side effects. Mindfulness helps you keep your thoughts focused on the present. Breathing and movement techniques help you stay in the moment and relax. Huntsman Cancer Institute offers mindfulness classes and activities for patients and caregivers.

Oct 22, 2018

Upcoming Events to Learn Mindfulness and Reduce Stress

Dealing with cancer can be stressful for patients and their families. At Huntsman Cancer Institute, trained facilitators teach simple, proven techniques to ease anxiety and stress in only a few minutes. These upcoming classes and events are open to patients and caregivers to recenter and de-stress.