Health information can be hard to understand, especially when it’s about a complicated disease like cancer. The sheer number of news stories, websites, articles, and other sources of info can be overwhelming. How do you know what it all means and which sources to trust? Enter health educators. These trained professionals provide accurate, trusted health information in an easy-to-understand way.
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Bone marrow transplant is a life-saving treatment option for some patients with blood cancers and other diseases. But when you're considering this complex treatment, you may feel overwhelmed with questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about bone marrow transplant.
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.
Are you thinking about taking part in a clinical trial? Read these five frequently asked questions about clinical trials.
Finding trustworthy resources can be tricky. Here are some tips to help when you are looking for accurate information and reliable resources online.
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.
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 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.
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. These resources can help parents explain to children what cancer means and how to help kids cope with their emotions.
You already know smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. But it can be incredibly hard to quit. If you have tried to quit in the past, or if this is your first time, don’t feel discouraged. These resources can help.
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. These tips may help. 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.
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.
Donna Branson's first job out of college was with the Cancer Information Service of Utah and Idaho as a Cancer Information Specialist. They operated out of the Utah Regional Cancer Center in the University of Utah School of Medicine—an office of six people.