As your child is treated for childhood cancer, you may find you need help to meet the demands that will be placed on you. This section contains information and links to some of the resources that are available for families of children with cancer.

Cancer Resources and Support

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SOAP - Supportive Oncology for Adolescents and Pediatrics

The SOAP team helps children diagnosed with cancer or a blood disease. The SOAP team can provide emotional, social, and spiritual support, symptom management and help with medical decision making. We are available to all patients at any point in their journey. By focusing on the whole child or adolescent, the SOAP team helps patients and families through the process of their illness.

The team is comprised of a specialized and dedicated group of physicians, advanced care practitioners, nurses, social workers, and chaplains that work with the hematology/oncology team to optimize your care.

What to Expect

  • Assessment and management of pain and other symptoms related to your cancer or treatment.
  • Support for your family in making difficult medical decision.
  • Care coordination with your primary team and other medical resources.
  • Care planning focused with your goals, values, and beliefs.
  • Assistance with the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of your family.
  • Transition planning for home-based or comfort care if needed.
  • Family meetings as desired to discuss issues and concerns surrounding your child’s diagnosis.
To learn more, or make a referral, call us at (801) 662-3770.
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Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Program

The Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Program (HI-AYA) offers patient navigation and support to teens and adults diagnosed with cancer.

Learn more about HI-AYA >

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Financial Resources

Cancer treatments are costly, and there are a variety of financial resources available to help.

Learn more about financial resources >

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Homecare

You may receive homecare services. The home care company you choose will depend on where you live, the type of service needed, and your insurance coverage. Most homecare companies will assign a nurse case manager to assist with coordination of visits and supplies. 

Homecare personnel are not employees of the hospital or your doctor’s office. They may have different ways of doing things than the hospital. Please feel free to ask them if you have any questions about how or why things are done differently. The goal of home care is to be a resource to families. Services home care companies may provide:

  • Equipment, supplies and medications 
  • Central line care, including troubleshooting problems 
  • Nutrition through an IV catheter or feeding tube 
  • Obtaining blood samples from a catheter 
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapy 
  • Pain Management 
  • Social Work Services 
  • End-of-Life Services 

For more information on homecare services, talk to our discharge planner.

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Wish Fulfillment Organizations

Wish-fulfillment organizations grant wishes to children who are diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Wishes are generally granted to children during or shortly after treatment. Wish-granting organizations generally provide one wish per child. Feel free to talk with your social worker and see the links below for more information.

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