The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an acclaimed nonfiction book about the revolutionary research, ethical questions, and racism wrapped up in one woman’s cancer story.
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, take a look at a few books geared towards women located in the Cancer Learning Center.
The community outreach interns at Huntsman Cancer Institute work on the front lines of cancer prevention education. They receive training from health educators in cancer information and teaching strategies and take it out to health fairs and presentations in schools and businesses throughout Utah and the Mountain West.
Everyone, including cancer patients and survivors, can lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, these tips may lower your risk of developing a second cancer.
Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. But how do you protect yourself from a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell?
It can be hard for adults to understand cancer, let alone kids. HCI's Cancer Learning Center has resources to help parents explain to children what cancer means and how to help kids cope with their emotions.
Information about the harmful effects of tobacco is not new. For example, we know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. You may want to quit, but it can be incredibly hard. If you have tried to quit in the past, or if this is your first time, don’t feel discouraged.
If you or someone you care about has cancer, the last thing you need is a scam. If you read or hear about a product that says it can cure cancer, talk to your doctor, do some research, and ask some serious questions.
The information we use to make health decisions can be conflicting, overwhelming, and hard to understand. Our ability to make decisions based on this information is called "health literacy."
Breast cancer is one of the types of cancer women can be screened for. Talk with your doctor about the cancer screenings that are right for you based on your age, family medical history, and personal medical history.
Complementary and integrative medicine is a type of health care used alongside standard treatments. It can be used during cancer treatment to help with symptoms and side effects, such as pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
Sunscreen keeps you safe from harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays, but it works even better when paired with extra sun safety precautions.
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.
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.
Caregivers can face many challenges when someone they love has cancer. The staff of the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center (CLC) can help connect you to resources for caregivers.
My first job out of college was with the Cancer Information Service of Utah and Idaho as a Cancer Information Specialist. We operated out of the Utah Regional Cancer Center in the University of Utah School of Medicine—an office of six people. We were part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service network. My intention was to work long enough to get my husband through graduate school and then I was going to go to law school. I ended up loving my job because I could help people and make a difference in their lives. I have also loved all my co-workers and colleagues over the years.
Finding the right words when a loved one has cancer can be difficult. Like any other person facing a difficult time, your loved one needs to know that he or she is not alone. Here are some tips to help you keep communications open.