Apr 01, 2020

Wellness Center Update to Our Patients

To those of you who are missing your regular visits to the Wellness and Integrative Health Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute, we miss you too. Physical distancing is a barrier to our services. We believe in the power of touch and connection, but we have had to avoid physical proximity as we practice the highest levels of caution around COVID-19. And we are quickly adapting. We’ve come up with a collection of tools and resources to help you practice self-care and wellness during your time at home.

Mar 31, 2020

Everyday Joy

Karen Jensen had a lifelong dream of her dad walking her down the aisle. She was 25, living in Phoenix, about to graduate with a master’s in social work, and about to marry her high school sweetheart. A few weeks before the wedding, her father, who had lymphoma, was emergently admitted to the hospital. Her father's social worker went above and beyond to make sure he could walk her down the aisle, creating priceless memories and completely changing Karen's career path.

Mar 30, 2020

Ask An Expert: Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a rare cancer with many treatment options, though it currently has no cure. We asked our experts at Huntsman Cancer Institute to weigh in on frequently asked questions about multiple myeloma, including how the disease works and how treatment looks.

Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update: March 27, 2020

Our CEO Mary Beckerle is sharing regular updates to explain the steps Huntsman Cancer Institute is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Mar 26, 2020

Utah Hospital's Realistic Prosthetics Take Fear Out of Facial Cancer Surgeries

There are times surgeons have to remove part of the face, such as a nose or an ear, in order to save a life. These patients are referred to HCI anaplastologist Paul Tanner, who makes facial prostheses — hand-sculpted and hand-painted artificial parts of the face. HCI is one of the few hospitals in the country that has an anaplastologist and prosthesis lab onsite, making it easy for patients and their care team to meet with Tanner.

Mar 25, 2020

The Other Side of the Curtain

Ruth Centurier-Harris and her family came to Salt Lake City from South Africa in 2015, expecting to be here for a short time. Two years later, Ruth received a devastating cancer diagnosis - multiple myeloma. With her husband and three daughters, Ruth embraces the joy of today and making each day special.

Mar 24, 2020

Helping People Brings Me Joy

There are many challenges having a blood cancer with no cure. But we just try to enjoy the time we have. After his multiple myeloma diagnosis in 2015, Kenneth Henderson has approached cancer the way he has approached his life–with his whole heart and soul. In 2018, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with seven others to raise awareness for blood cancers. The Huntsman Cancer Institute difference, he says, is in the way he was treated: always with kindness and a smile.

Mar 23, 2020

Managing Stress and Anxiety During Crisis

It’s essential to care for not only our physical health but also our mental health. In the current climate (COVID-19, earthquakes, and other life factors), much is out of our control. It’s important to do your best to find balance and take care of your whole self.