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.

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.

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.

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.

Oct 22, 2021

Improve Your Sleep with Acupuncture

Many health issues are linked with poor sleep, from high blood pressure to a weakened immune system. Acupuncture can help. This therapeutic technique has been safely and effectively proven to get you a good night’s rest.

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.

Aug 10, 2021

Speaking Volumes Through the Power of Music Therapy

Huntsman Cancer Institute patients run through a rainbow of emotions - happiness, sadness, frustration, worry, anxiety. Music therapist Heather Fellows helps them express what they're feeling through instruments and song. Where words sometimes fail, it's the music that speaks volumes.