Nov 22, 2022

Grateful to Be a Dad: Celebrating the Opportunity to Have Children after Cancer Treatment

When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at the age of 26 it was by far the scariest thing I had ever faced. I had been married for about a year at the time I was diagnosed. At the time I was focused on staying alive, but the incredible team at HCI knew that if being a father was even remotely in the cards (which it was), we needed to take measures to ensure a future family was a possibility.

Nov 21, 2022

Navigating Cancer Conversations Over the Holidays

During the holidays, it may be difficult to talk to family and friends about cancer. Two Huntsman Cancer Institute social workers share some helpful tips on how to navigate those conversations.

Nov 18, 2022

Spotlight on the Area We Serve: Wyoming Cancer Coalition

The Community Outreach and Engagement team recently traveled to Casper for the semi-annual Wyoming Cancer Coalition meeting. Topics centered around cancer data and survivorship needs, and a review of activities that energized and expanded the Wyoming State Cancer Plan.

Nov 16, 2022

What Is the Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Do you know the difference between palliative care and hospice care? These two types of supportive care often get confused with one another. While they both help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life, they have some important differences. Learn more about palliative care and hospice care and how they can help people with cancer.

Nov 15, 2022

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Martin McMahon, PhD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Melanoma Research

Professor Martin McMahon has dedicated his career to making an impact on cancer through research and mentoring trainees in his lab. The native Scot recently returned to his homeland to receive the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society for Melanoma Research annual congress in Edinburgh.

Nov 07, 2022

Behind the Scenes of a Mammography Team Delivering Lifesaving Cancer Screenings with World-Class Quality

They are some of the unsung heroes of medicine. Lead mammography technologist Holly Tullis arrives each day at Huntsman Cancer Institute prepared to give 12 mammograms. Hear her explain why she works so diligently to improve patient care and why going to a specialized clinic for mammograms is so important.

Nov 03, 2022

Letter of Hope from Michael Pulsipher, Pediatric Oncologist

Michael Allen Pulsipher, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Huntsman Cancer Institute, shares a Letter of Hope. He explains how his work, and that of other oncologists and researchers, is improving care for children and young people with cancer.

Nov 02, 2022

How a 25-Year-Old Utah Man Found Out He Had Colon Cancer

Jeff Winegar was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 25 after noticing he was using the bathroom more than his pregnant wife. Winegar delayed a doctor’s visit until their baby was born; it was his wife who finally convinced him to go. When he did, his doctors recommended a colonoscopy. "Getting a colonoscopy turned out to be a huge blessing for me because that’s when they caught the tumor."