Most people know that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. There are other risk factors for lung cancer as well. Any time a small particle of dust, pollution, chemicals, or smoke enters the lungs, it has the potential to damage the lungs.
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Knowing your family’s cancer history may help prevent you and other family members from getting cancer. Genetic counselors are trained professionals who can help review your medical and family history. They can talk with you about personalized cancer screening and prevention options and whether your family may need genetic testing.
Infection from the hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus can cause damage to the liver, which can lead to liver cancer. Learn how to protect yourself from getting infected with these viruses.
Women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin had a 23% lower risk of ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin, according to research led by Mollie Barnard, ScD, a postdoctoral fellow at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
What if doing one small thing could improve your day? One thing that millions of Americans skip? Eating breakfast energizes you after a long night with no fuel. Breakfast keeps you focused, makes you more attentive, and helps you thrive throughout the day.
Every year, we open our doors to share our mission and educate our community about cancer prevention and research.
Everyone is at risk for skin cancer, no matter your skin color or type. Know the myths and facts about sun safety and protect your skin from the sun at every age.
The second cancer conference for the Hispanic/Latino Community of Utah, Salud Para Mí, Es Salud Para Mi Familia 2018, took place Saturday, June 16, at Salt Lake Community College. The conference offers a space for the Hispanic/Latino community of Utah to receive screenings with local health care providers, get reliable health information, and learn about cancer screening and prevention.
With high mountain peaks and acres of powdery snow, Utah is known for its great skiing. But Utahns who spend lots of time outdoors at high elevations are at increased risk for sun damage, which can lead to skin cancer. Here's how to protect your skin while you're out earning your turns.
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.
Thank goodness sweet potatoes are not just for the holidays. These sweet, creamy vegetables are packed with powerful cancer-fighting nutrients and make a lovely canvas for other healthy foods like chopped herbs, nuts, or veggies. Research shows eating a variety of plant-based foods may lower your risk of cancer.
Through community partnerships, Huntsman Cancer Institute is reaching adolescent and young adult populations where they are—in schools, neighborhoods, and communities—with an educational plan for a lifetime of healthy living.
Everyone, including people who have already had cancer, 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.
Make a delicious, healthy meal with someone you love this Valentine's Day. This delightful dinner menu is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and whole grains. Not only is it healthy for the heart, it contains cancer-fighting foods.
In this video, Dr. Wally Akerley, a lung cancer physician, explains what radon is. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from radon.
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?
Eaten with the skin, a medium pear packs almost 6 grams of filling, health-protecting fiber—nearly a quarter of your daily value. Research has shown that diets high in fiber may help protect against colorectal cancer and other chronic diseases.
This year’s conference provided a unique opportunity for the Spanish-speaking community of Utah to learn about cancer and interact with local health care providers.
The holiday season is a time for joy. It can also be a time for weight gain, stress, and exhaustion. Huntsman Cancer Institute nutrition experts share some tips for eating wisely and keeping your holidays happy and healthy.
Have you ever wondered what a fitness instructor does to stay healthy in their own life? Our Cancer Exercise Specialist shares how she prioritizes time for her healthy habits.