Jun 29, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

Li-Fraumeni syndrome increases your risk of getting cancer, so we asked Wendy Kohlmann, MS, some questions to gain a better understanding of this condition. The Huntsman Cancer Institute genetic counselor answers queries about what causes LFS, how its spotted during genetic testing, and what screenings work best depending on your age and sex.

Jun 22, 2022

Feels Like Home: Patient and Family Housing Moves to Little America

Serving the entire Mountain West, Huntsman Cancer Institute sees patients and their families travel large distances for treatment. Now, through a new partnership between Patient and Family Housing and the Little America Hotel, these weary travelers can have affordable, comfortable rooms, and the same personal touch they've come to expect from staying on site.

Jun 17, 2022

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Cancer

Learning that you have cancer can be shocking and overwhelming . When you meet with your doctor, you will hear a lot of information. So what questions should you ask? Allow the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute to give you some helpful tips.

Jun 14, 2022

Hair Loss from Chemo: What to Expect

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. If you’re on chemo, you may wonder whether you will lose your hair, whether it will grow back, and what happens in between. Check out these FAQs for more about what to expect and how to prepare.

May 24, 2022

Myths and Facts about Sun Safety

Think you know everything about sun safety? Think again. Here is some helpful information so you can dispel the myths and learn the facts about the sun’s effects on your body.

May 18, 2022

Is Being Tan Worth Dying For? Perspectives on Beauty from a Melanoma Survivor

Dr. Lexie Kite grew up believing tan skin was the height of beauty, but after receiving a melanoma diagnosis at 29, she realized the error of her thinking. Now cancer-free and a leading expert in the field of body image resilience, Dr. Kite wants to share what she learned so other girls and women can learn from her experiences.

May 16, 2022

You Can't Do It Alone: Talking About Caregiver Burnout

Shay Wright became a full-time caregiver to her husband, Tanner, when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. A visit to her therapist helped her realize she was experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. By asking for help, both Tanner and Shay improved their physical and mental health.

May 06, 2022

Setting Up Nurses for Success

Oncology nurses face a unique set of challenges, such as managing treatment complications, symptoms, and end-of-life care. To help new-graduate nurses HCI offers a nurse residency program to give them the tools they need to be successful.