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Benign Breast Lump

Can a Benign Breast Lump Become Cancerous?

Breast lumps are very common, and most are not cancerous. Were you recently diagnosed with a benign breast lump? Click here to find out what that means. Read More


Advances in Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Research for Brain-Metastatic Breast Cancer

A new grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) will help advance immunotherapy research for brain-metastatic breast cancer patients. Read More

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Howard Stern’s Wife Reveals Breast Cancer Scare

Beth Stern is urging women to go in for annual mammograms. Read More

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Miles for Moffitt Participant Spotlight: Christina Sisti

Mere months after watching her husband, Ron, find out he was cancer-free, the last thing Christina Sisti expected was to be receiving her own cancer diagnosis. Read More

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Medication May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

New guidelines offer women another option for prevention, but many are turning it down. Read More

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Should I Be Tested for BRCA Mutations?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated recommendations for BRCA testing and genetic counseling. Read More

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Swap Red Meat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study found an association between red meat and breast cancer. Read More


Thriving After Treatment

Workshop empowers survivors to become their healthiest selves. Read More

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Good Directions

Moffitt research associate Amber Beyer, and team are working on an adaptive cell therapy for women with HER2+ breast cancer. Read More


Moffitt Oncologists Add Oncolytic Virus to Neoadjuvant Chemo to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Researchers are working to determine if injecting the virus directly into the tumor during chemotherapy and before surgery can help to eliminate triple negative breast cancer tumors. Read More

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The Power of CAR T in Solid Tumor Treatment

CAR T therapy involves a patient’s own T cells that have been genetically engineered to target a patient’s own specific cancer. Read More

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Moffitt tops Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT

Work-Life Balance, Career Development and Mission Keep Moffitt Cancer Center on Computerworld’s List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT Read More

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Adding a New Drug to Standard Treatment May Add Years for Younger Women with Advanced Breast Cancer

Younger women battling advanced breast cancer may live longer by adding ribociclib to first-line endocrine therapy. Read More

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Diet Diminishes Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

A low-fat, plant-based diet has been linked to a reduced risk of death from breast cancer. Read More

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Combining Immunotherapy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment

Responses have been seen in some patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), signaling a potential role for immunotherapy in this tumor type. Read More

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20-Year Navy Veteran Beats Cancer Three Times

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

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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

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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

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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


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


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


Inflammatory Breast Cancer Basics

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


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


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


What’s New in Breast Cancer Research?

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Breast Biopsy Basics

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


“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


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


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


When 30 is the new 40

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Can Cancer Treatment Break Your Heart?

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


Feeling Lucky?

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Karen's Story

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


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


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


Anna's Story

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

Women's Cancer Screening Checklist

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


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


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


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


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