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News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • August 2008 - Issue 37

Hundreds Visit the Cancer Learning Center and Wellness Center at Open House

The Huntsman Cancer Learning Center (CLC) and Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center open house was a great success! On July 16, the CLC and Wellness Center hosted an open house to acquaint Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) patients, faculty, and staff with our new combined office and treatment space. We also showed off our great resources, programs, and services available to HCI patients and the general public.

Janet Bloch, ANP, Wellness Center director, welcomes Ben Tanner, Huntsman Cancer Hospital director of clinical operations, to the open house.

More than 300 people stopped by. They entered prize drawings; learned how to make delicious, healthy smoothies; attended a yoga demonstration;

played a cancer trivia game; attended guided imagery sessions and fitness classes; and browsed our comprehensive collection of cancer resources.

If you paid us a visit that day, please stop by again soon. If you have not had a chance to come in, please do—we would love to get to know you.

Share Stories with Future Generations

Preserve your personal history with YourStory at the Cancer Learning Center. Created by Meg Brady, University of Utah English and ethnic studies professor and folklorist, YourStory helps cancer patients, their families, and the public document tales of their lives. Recording sessions take place at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), or trained facilitators with portable recording equipment visit homes or patients in rooms at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. The first two hours of recording are free with a nominal charge for additional sessions. To make an appointment, call HCI’s Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.

All About the Cancer Learning Center

Did you know the Cancer Learning Center (CLC) is Huntsman Cancer Institute’s own cancer library? Designed for patients, their loved ones, and the public, the CLC has more than 3,000 books, audiotapes, CDs, and videos available for you to check out. You can find information about any topic relating to cancer, including diet, fitness, treatment options, coping, caregiving, and biographies.

Do you have questions about your treatment? Do you need help coping with side effects like fatigue or neuropathy? Do you want to read an inspirational story about someone with your type of cancer? With trained cancer information specialists to assist you, the CLC is the perfect place to find information and inspiration.

Our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Wednesdays. Visit us on the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute or call 801-585-0605.

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