Meet Dr. Roberto Diaz
Moffitt Senior Member & Kidney Cancer Survivor
Despite being a breast cancer radiation oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, cancer was the farthest thing from Dr. Roberto Diaz’s mind when he felt a persistent pain on his side. However, with the encouragement of a colleague he got a work up done. He was soon diagnosed with stage 3 kidney cancer and treatment began immediately. As a family man with 4 little ones and one on the way Dr. Diaz turned to his faith, friends and family for support. He also found inspiration in his patients. “Patients who have the courage to fight. And then despite getting bad news, they have the courage to keep on fighting. And that is fuel. It motivates and inspires me as a doctor, their doctor, to be able to face the giant of uncertainty.” In January of 2021 Dr. Diaz has been cancer free for 5 years.