Jan 13, 2023

In it Together: Wellness for Patients and Caregivers

When Scott Wright’s spouse, Cheryl, was diagnosed with cancer, they both got involved with the Wellness and Integrative Health Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute to improve physical and mental well-being. Caregivers play an integral role supporting cancer patients during their treatment, and it is important for caregivers to find opportunities to take care of themselves, too. Scott discusses the impact the Wellness Center has made to reduce stress, calm anxiety, and build a sense of togetherness.

Sep 14, 2022

Give Your Body Some Gratitude

When we experience illnesses such as cancer, we sometimes develop an antagonistic relationship with our bodies. And yet, these are the times when they most need our care and appreciation. Treating your body with kindness and appreciation will allow you to experience greater happiness.

Aug 31, 2022

What I've Learned as a Massage Therapist at Huntsman Cancer Institute

"I have learned there is hope for everyone who embarks on a cancer treatment journey," says Mary DeWall, a licensed massage therapist in the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness & Integrative Health Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute. She shares what she has learned from her patients and how she measures success.

Aug 29, 2022

Acupuncture and Cancer: How It Can Help and What to Expect

People who have never tried acupuncture often have the same questions: What is it? Is it safe? Does it hurt? How much does it cost? HCI acupuncturist Melissa Zappa answers these questions and explains how this integrative treatment can help people with cancer.

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.

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.