Dec 07, 2022

Utah Mother Glad She Chose a New, Less-invasive Treatment for Thyroid Cancer

Facing the risks of surgery for thyroid cancer, Linda Mumford felt uncomfortable with the life change that could follow. Instead of having her thyroid removed, she found a less-invasive treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Linda explains how the 20–30-minute outpatient procedure made all the difference, destroying the nodule and saving her thyroid.

Oct 24, 2022

Jason Hunt, MD, Announced as Interim Chair for New Department of Otolaryngology

Jason Hunt, MD, FACS, clinical director of head and neck surgical oncology at Huntsman Cancer Institute, has been named the interim chair of the University of Utah Health Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Sep 21, 2022

What is Radioactive Iodine Therapy? A Patient's View on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy is a type of treatment for an overactive thyroid, hyperthyroidism, and certain types of thyroid cancer. The term "radioactive" may sound scary, but it is a safe and effective treatment. Huntsman Cancer Institute patient Anne Snuggrud answers some frequently asked questions about her condition, treatment, and care.

Sep 01, 2022

Letter of Hope from Jason Hunt, Head and Neck Surgeon

“Please know that we will be with you along the way as we do everything possible to support you through this,” says Jason P. Hunt, MD, a head and neck surgeon and the Chief of Otolaryngology. In this Letter of Hope he highlights our dedicated care teams at Huntsman Cancer Institute and discusses advances in thyroid cancer treatment.

Sep 03, 2020

All Americans Are Downwinders – A Cancer Survivor Speaks Out

I am a downwinder. Like many Americans, I grew up under the clouds of fallout from nuclear testing. My hope is those of us who understand the tragedy of nuclear weapons demand that the mistakes of the past never be repeated. If we learned anything from being the involuntary subjects of atomic testing, it is that we all live downwind.

Jul 03, 2018

Head and Neck Cancer Patients Benefit from Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Care

For tumors of the head and neck, surgery is often the first line of treatment. Head and neck surgical oncologists at Huntsman Cancer Institute perform the most complex procedures in the region for benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid, oral cavity, upper digestive tract, salivary glands, and other parts of the head and neck. Because these areas involve speech and swallowing, comprehensive care from an expert multidisciplinary team is crucial in decreasing complications and achieving the best possible outcomes for patients.