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.

Jul 07, 2021

Cancer, Exercise, and Heat: Tips for Staying Cool

Summer makes us want to be active outdoors. But people with cancer may be more prone to heat-related fatigue, hot flashes, sunburn, and dehydration. Huntsman Cancer Institute experts offer tips for beating the heat and protecting your skin so you can safely stay active this summer.

Apr 28, 2021

Talks with Docs: Sonal Oza, Cancer Rehabilitation Physician

“We want to provide patients the most comprehensive care possible,’ says Sonal Oza, MD, cancer rehabilitation physician. In this Talks with Docs video, Oza details the importance of cancer rehabilitation and helping patients do what’s important to them.

Dec 08, 2020

Six Ways Music Helps with Grief

Music can connect us with memories of our loved ones, especially at this time of year as you listen to holiday songs and remember time spent with the person you’ve lost. We can use the power of music as a tool for coping with grief. It can help us process feelings and wrap our head around the idea of loss and move toward a place of acceptance. Read how you can use music to cope with grief.

Dec 02, 2020

Using Stories to Connect and Heal

As the writer-in-residence at Huntsman Cancer Institute, I have the privilege of helping patients, family members, and caregivers, as well as physicians and nurses, write their stories. Cancer compels us all to try to make sense of the disease, the role it plays in our lives personally and professionally, and to find meaning in our experiences. I am honored to witness these intimate accounts of pain and love, joy and suffering.

Oct 18, 2020

Providing Spiritual Care for HCI Patients and Staff

Two people occupy a small office in a big building. Huntsman Cancer Institute chaplains Gerson Annunciacao and John Cooper start and end their days in close quarters, often checking in on one another. But most of their time is spent across the rooms and corridors of the hospital, tending to HCI patients and staff. And the COVID-19 pandemic has been, for many—chaplains included—the most trying time of their careers.

Jul 01, 2020

Ground Yourself with Walking Meditation

You can call on mindful walking whether you’re hiking or simply walking from your home to your car. Use your walking time to let go of worry and stress and to simply enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations coming from the world around you. Let walking renew and restore you—physically, mentally and emotionally.