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Melissa Vasquez

20-Year Navy Veteran Beats Cancer Three Times

After four deployments, Melissa Vazquez takes on cancer. Read More


Jessica Purcell Bell

New Mom Battled Breast Cancer While Pregnant

She was just 35 years old, a wife, a mother and nine weeks pregnant with her second child. Read More


Mammography FDA Guidelines

All Women May Soon be Notified of Breast Density Following a Mammogram

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing policy changes to the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992. Read More


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Eating Walnuts May Help Breast Cancer Patients

New research shows walnuts could help women who are dealing with breast cancer. Read More


Breast Cancer Immunotherapy

FDA Approves First Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer

Patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer now have another weapon in their arsenal to fight the disease. Read More


Robotic Surgery FDA

FDA Issues Safety Warning for Robotic Surgeries

The FDA is cautioning patients and healthcare providers about using robotic surgery for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. Read More


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New Year, New Perspective

Breast cancer survivor shifts focus to living with intent. Read More


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Are Breast Cancer Testing Guidelines Out of Date?

An estimated 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary, making genetic testing a good tool for cancer prevention, early diagnosis and creating screening and treatment plans. Read More


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Pregnancy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk Before Offering Protective Benefits

Women who’ve given birth may be at an increased risk of breast cancer. Read More


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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Basics

The rare cancer is typically not diagnosed until after it has spread throughout the body. Read More


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Breast Cancer Survivors Find Their Wings in SOAR Program

“I learned that this isn’t temporary; survivorship is a lifestyle change...And that it’s all doable.” Read More


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The General’s Daughter

Jessica Schwarzkopf will carry on her father’s legacy by taking part in Moffitt Cancer Center’s annual Veteran’s Day celebration at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9. Read More


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What’s New in Breast Cancer Research?

Learn what Moffitt is doing bring new therapies to patients Read More


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Moffitt Speech Pathologist Wants to Help Others after Own Breast Cancer Battle

Brooke DuLaney shares her story to raise awareness and educate other young moms, provide support Read More


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Moffitt Psychiatrist Helps Patients while on Her Own Cancer Journey

Aliya Hafeez, M.D., currently splits her week between chemo, recovery and seeing patients. Read More


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Infographic: Facts and Myths About Breast Cancer

There are many widespread breast cancer myths despite the evidence to support them. It’s important to separate fact from fiction. Read More


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Breast Cancer in Men

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women besides skin cancer, but it also impacts men. Read More


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Undergoing a Mastectomy without a Cancer Diagnosis

More women are having risk-reducing mastectomies to prevent breast cancer. Read More


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Focused On Pampering and Empowerment: Ladies Night Returns to Moffitt

The annual event is focused on empowering and informing women about the latest treatments and advances in the field of breast cancer. Read More


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Panera Goes Pink Raises $117,000 and Counting for Moffitt

Participating Panera bakery-cafes in the Tampa Bay area will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to Moffitt. Read More


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Mom-Daughter Duo Find Purpose in Club After Breast Cancer Journey

Marnee Long and her daughter fundraise and advocate for breast cancer through Tampa Catholic’s ‘Think Pink’ club. Read More


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Herpes Virus Shows Promise in Shrinking Cancer Tumors

A modified version of the virus, now used on melanoma patients, may expand to treat other cancers. Read More


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Generous Donation Gives Breast Cancer Patients a Chance to Undergo Chemotherapy without Losing their Hair

Patient presented a check to Moffitt Cancer Center for more than $8,000, so other breast cancer patients can benefit from the DigniCap. Read More


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Breast Biopsy Basics

Top Five Things You Should Know Before Your Breast Biopsy Read More


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“Now, I Look Like Daddy”

A newlywed shares her story of survival as she begins breast cancer treatment just days after losing her husband. Read More


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Many Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Chemotherapy

Approximately 70 percent of patients with the most common form of breast cancer may not need chemotherapy. Read More


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Anna Hipp: Why I Paddle

Join patient Anna Hipp on Saturday, May 26, at The Club at Treasure Island to take a stand against cancer. Read More


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When 30 is the new 40

New guidelines recommend women get screened for breast cancer beginning at age 30. Read More


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Artificial Light at Night Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

A new study shows that exposure to blue light commonly emitted by cell phones and computer screens may increase your risk of cancer. Read More


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Should I Be Worried About Wearing Deodorant?

Even though many people use the terms "antiperspirant" and "deodorant" interchangeably, antiperspirants are actually a subset of deodorants, and each works in a different way. Read More


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Beating Breast Cancer Before Age 40 May Mean Multiple Menopauses

Can you imagine going through menopause multiple times? It may be a reality for those who beat breast cancer before age 40. Read More


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Natalie's Story: 'It's Not in Me to Give Up Now'

Want a glimpse into the life of a young patient with stage 2 breast cancer? Check out Natalie’s poem. Read More


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Is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Overdiagnosed?

Getting a second opinion for a cancer diagnosis is highly recommended, but even more so if you face triple negative breast cancer. Read More


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Six Months after Hurricane Maria, Moffitt is Oasis in the Storm

A mother and son from Puerto Rico find care at Moffitt after Hurricane Maria battered the island. Read More


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Can Cancer Treatment Break Your Heart?

Life-saving treatments for lymphoma and breast cancer may come with a cost to the heart. Read More


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Feeling Lucky?

Are you testing the luck of the Irish by toasting St. Patrick with a pint of emerald ale? Read More


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You Can Test Cancer Risk from Home with Consumer DNA Kit

A new FDA approved at-home genetic testing kit can help you determine if you’re at an increased risk for breast cancer, but is it the best option for you? Read More


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Do Renaissance Paintings Capture Breast Cancer?

A new study in The Lancet Oncology suggests women portrayed in ancient art show signs of the disease. Read More


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Infographic: Embracing Your New Normal After Breast Cancer

Your journey doesn’t end after completing breast cancer treatment. It takes time to create a new normal and it’s important to take things one day at a time. Read More


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Ask the Experts: Your Questions About the Breast Cancer Vaccine Answered

Dr. Brian Czerniecki, chair of the breast cancer program at Moffitt Cancer Center, connected with our Facebook friends in the Ask The Experts series to answer your questions about the breast cancer vaccine. Read More


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Five Questions About Life After Breast Cancer With Dr. Hoover

Dr. Susan Hoover, a surgical oncologist in the Breast Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, answers five questions about life after breast cancer. Read More


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What Should I Know About Breast Reconstruction?

It is important to keep in mind that every woman is different. Therefore, breast reconstruction may be not right for everyone. Read More


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Gut Microbiome and Breast Health

MSP (Moffitt Screening and Prevention) is conducting an informational study to better our understanding of breast health and cancer risk in women. Read More


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Tampa Bay Newcomers Club Offer Comfort For Breast Cancer Patients

Last week, breast cancer patients at Mckinley Outpatient Center were greeted by the Tampa Bay Newcomers club. Read More


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Five Facts About Breast Dimpling and Cancer

Lumps in the breast are often the most common sign that women check for when performing self-breast exams but a lesser-known symptom of breast cancer is dimpling of the breast. Read More


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August Is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month – Learn How Breastfeeding Can Influence Cancer Risk

The main goal of Breastfeeding Awareness Month is to encourage conversation and build support for the policy and practice changes necessary to create a landscape of breastfeeding support. Read More


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Meet the Experts: Q&A About Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. Learn more about risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Read More


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Rare Cancer Linked to Breast Implants

When Stacey Boone, of Bradenton, was diagnosed with cancer 2015 she never suspected it was because of her breast implants. Read More


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Patty's Story: How She Became 'Great Friends' With Her Radiation Mask

After completing radiation therapy, Patty had her radiation face mask painted and discovered that it changed her outlook about the treatment. Read More


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Does a Breast Lump Always Mean Cancer?

While a breast lump is the most common warning sign of breast cancer, it is also important to understand that not all breast lumps are cancerous. Read More


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Tara's Story: I’m so Happy to be Sick

Tears well up in Tara’s eyes as she remembers the medical team telling her it was probably just a cyst and nothing to worry about, but as she peered through a half-open doorway she saw her image on the screen with a large mass lit up. Read More


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Actress Shannen Doherty Dances Through Radiation Treatment

Actress Shannen Doherty of television’s "90210" and "Charmed" has been documenting her battle against breast cancer on Instagram. Read More


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What Does It Mean to Have Dense Breasts?

If, after having a mammogram, you were told by your physician that you have dense breasts, you might wonder exactly what that means. Read More


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Common Myths About Mammograms

Here are some common myths about mammograms that you should be aware of, along with the pertinent clarifying information. Read More


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October 13 Is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Day is observed not to increase general breast cancer awareness, but rather to acknowledge the specific needs of the people who are living with stage 4 breast cancer. Read More


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National Mammography Day – A Reminder That Early Detection Saves Lives

The goal of this observance is to remind everyone that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer, and that mammography screening is the single most effective method of early detection Read More


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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Is It Time to Schedule Your Mammogram?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues to be observed nationally with a commitment to educating and empowering all individuals to take charge of their own breast health. Read More


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Five Types of Cancer That Predominantly Affect Women

One out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer during her lifetime. Certain types of cancer are especially common among females. Read More


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Pamela's Story

My dogs helped get me through the toughest fight of my life. In early 2014, when I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, I was 38. Read More


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Karen's Story

After losing her mother and aunt to breast cancer, Karen understood the importance of frequent screenings. Read More


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What Women Should Know About New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

To maximize the number of lives saved, Moffitt Cancer Center recommends annual screening mammography beginning at age 40 for women at average risk. Read More


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Dr. Susan Hoover's Story

Dr Hoover feels fortunate to practice at Moffitt Cancer Center where the delivery of personalized, compassionate cancer care is of prime importance. Read More


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Anna's Story

Throughout her chemotherapy treatment Anna kept her eye on the prize. Read More


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Women's Cancer Screening Checklist

Women's Cancer Screening Checklist: You may be at increased risk because of family history, your personal medical history, lifestyle and environmental factors. If you are at increased risk for cancer, you may need a diagnostic testing plan established by a doctor. Read More


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Amy's Story

Finding the balance between caregiver and her own self-care helped Amy become the best support her partner Debbie could ever ask for. Read More


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Hazel's Story

As a young mother with cancer, Hazel had a lot of questions and concerns. Through the utilization of Moffitt’s resources Hazel and her family were able to find the support and answers they were looking for. Read More


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Rachell's Story

Rachell was a 24-year-old newlywed hoping to start a family when was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Read More


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Tiffany's Story

Tiffany was a working mother of two when she was told she had stage 2 breast cancer. Because of her close bond with her daughters and husband, Don, she knew she wouldn't be fighting this battle alone. Read More


COMMUNITY OF COURAGE

STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER