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Family Concerns

A cancer diagnosis doesn't just affect the patient—it affects the entire family. Patients may struggle with talking about cancer to a spouse or child, while family members may have difficulty coping with a loved one's diagnosis. Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) patient and family support staff is available to patients and family members.

Services include the following:

  • One-on-one counseling and/or referrals counseling

  • Family counseling

  • Couples counseling

  • Information about communicating with spouse or children about cancer

  • Support groups at HCI

  • Referrals to community support groups

Patient Education Materials:

  • Caregiver Burnout

  • Communicating When a Loved One is Ill (En Español)

  • Helping Kids Cope When a Loved One Has Cancer (En Español)

  • Communicating In a Conflict

  • YourStory

  • Contact HCI Patient and Family support