Managing Cancer-Related Symptoms and Side Effects
Many cancer treatments cause side effects. Cancer itself can cause symptoms that change a person's quality of life. The list at the left will guide you to resources and information about symptoms and treatment side effects, including what patients can do to manage them and when to call the doctor.
If you are concerned about a side effect or need medical advice, call your doctor's office during regular business hours, or call the hospital operator at 801-587-7000 during weekends or after business hours and ask to speak with the oncology fellow on call
Supportive Oncology and Survivorship (SOS) Service provides a foundation of support for patients and includes an interdisciplinary focus on pain, symptom management, and psychosocial distress. SOS encompasses several HCI programs and services:
- Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center
- Patient and Family Support (social workers)
- Spiritual Care Services (chaplain)
The Acute Care Clinic offers same-day services to current patients who are experiencing an acute symptom, side effect, or other condition. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 801-585-0100.