Jan 10, 2022

Ask an Expert: START Tobacco Cessation

Quitting tobacco products is extremely difficult. Edlira Farka, APRN, a family nurse practitioner who works at Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Center for HOPE Tobacco Cessation Program, shares her knowledge and expertise in this easy-to-remember list.

Jan 07, 2022

Talks with Docs: Sagar Patel, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplants

Sagar Patel, MD, discusses some common misconceptions about bone marrow transplants, what got him interested in hematology, and who he would want to trade places with for one day in the latest Talks with Docs.

Dec 23, 2021

Huntsman Cancer Institute Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act

December 23, 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Cancer Act. From Huntsman Cancer Institute’s founding, to its growth into a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, to its rapidly growing outreach projects of today, this legislation had, and continues to have, a profound impact.

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.

Dec 03, 2021

Grieving the Loss of Your Health

Grief is the mourning you feel after any kind of loss. It is a normal, healthy response to the changes cancer can bring—to your health, your peace of mind, your independence, your ability to work or do the things you love. Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers say it’s important to acknowledge grief and let yourself experience it.

Nov 29, 2021

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue One Day at a Time

Shay Wright became full-time caregiver to her husband, Tanner, when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2020 at the age of 25. A visit to her therapist helped her realize she was experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. Taking small steps every day, she improved her physical and mental health.

Nov 24, 2021

Life Is Good, Even When It’s Not

Normal life can sometimes be a struggle. Adding cancer to the equation can make it seem impossible. However, as Huntsman Cancer Institute patient Pam Montgomery points out, it’s the little things in life that can provide positive reinforcement each and every day.

Nov 22, 2021

A Caregiver's Journey to Healing through Art

University of Utah student Griffin Hale created an art installation focused around his mother, who has metastatic breast cancer. “The Caregiver’s Window” remained for just a few days, but the emotional impact may last a lifetime.