When I was a teenager, the HPV vaccine did not exist. I wish it had; I would have been grateful for its protection. And I have news for you, HPV. You messed with the wrong woman.
Volunteers are needed for a research study about quitting smoking. Participants will be compensated for their time and nicotine patches will be provided at no cost.
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has been recognized again this year as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
HCI will offer free oral and skin cancer screenings to the public at our Community Open House on August 24.
August 3 is National Watermelon Day! Celebrate with this refreshing recipe, perfect for barbecues on hot summer days. In addition to being delicious, watermelon contains large amount of lycopene, a compound that may help prevent prostate cancer.
Sunscreen keeps you safe from harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays, but it works even better when paired with extra sun safety precautions.
National Salad Week is here! Getting tired of the same green leaf-and-tomatoes salad? Try these pairings of veggies, fruits, nuts, and dressings to give your tastebuds a welcome change.
Adolescents and young adults with cancer have unique emotional, physical, and practical needs that aren’t easily met through typical cancer care for children or older adults. For these patients, cancer can interrupt school, work, marriage, parenthood, and more.
In the heat of summer, a hot flash can feel unbearable. Hot flashes affect the quality of life of many cancer patients. They may be a side effect of cancer or its treatment, especially for patients treated for breast cancer or prostate cancer. These tips may help manage hot flashes during the summer.
In the short time between Ken Selden’s cancer diagnosis and the end of his treatment, he and his wife, Julieann, went through a lifetime’s worth of grief, fear, pain, hope, and joy. In return, they’ve earned a lifetime’s worth of wisdom. After what the young couple call the worst trial they’ve ever faced, Julieann and Ken say they now live a more purposeful life.
When we experience illnesses such as cancer, we sometimes develop an antagonistic relationship with our bodies. And yet, these are the times when they most need our care and appreciation. Treating your body with kindness and appreciation will allow you to experience greater happiness.
Some treatments for cancer, like radiation and certain chemotherapy drugs, can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You can still enjoy summer days by planning ahead to protect yourself from sunburn with these tips.
Summer offers plenty of chances to get sun damage, especially when you’re outdoors all day. Whether you’re at the pool or beach, on a river trip, in the mountains, or at the amusement park, you’re risking skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate your skin, says the American Academy of Dermatology. And UV damage may lead to skin cancer.
July is National Blueberries Month! Celebrate with this delicious granola energy parfait full of blueberries and other berries.
RNA modification is an area of cell biology few people have studied, and the idea of exploring the boundaries of the known world is what first attracted graduate student Archana Yerra to a career in science.
Our bodies fight cancer more than we really know, says Kenneth Grossmann, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Utah (U of U). And, he adds, advances in medicine can help the immune system fight cancer even better.
Although sarcomas make up a small percentage of adult cancers and about 15 percent of childhood cancers, they are anything but small to the families they affect. The Sarcoma Disease-Oriented Research Team at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), led by R. Lor Randall, MD, and Jeffrey T. Yap, PhD, is dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for these cancers of the body’s connective tissues, bone, and muscles.
The way you eat plays a big part in your health. Good nutrition can prevent cancer, keep patients strong during treatment, and help patients stay healthy after treatment is over.
Governor Gary R. Herbert declared the week of June 19–24, 2017, as Cure Cancer Week in Utah. The proclamation comes during the week Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah dedicates its major research expansion, the Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center.
Music therapy is an evidence-based practice that harnesses the power of music to improve quality of life in people dealing with illness. Learn how music therapy can benefit people going through cancer treatment.