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How Well Do I Understand My Health Information?

Health literacy is being able to find, understand and use information and services that will help you make health-related decisions about your care. Read More

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What are the Top Myths About Bone Marrow Transplants for Leukemia Patients?

Dr. Hany Elmariah from our Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program addresses some frequent misconceptions about bone marrow transplants for leukemia patients. Read More

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HIV and Cancer Risk

HIV weakens the immune system and makes the body more susceptible to infection. But can HIV or AIDS cause cancer? Find out here. Read More

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Warning Signs of Cancer

Early detection is a major weapon in the fight against cancer. Click here to learn about some possible warning signs that you should pay close attention to. Read More

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What Is Genetic Testing for Cancer?

If you believe you may be at risk for cancer due to your family history, you should talk with a genetic counselor. Read about genetic testing for cancer here. Read More

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Women and Cancer

Cancer and its treatment can affect women and men differently. Click here to learn about some gender-related distinctions. Read More

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Cancer Care Self-Advocacy Tips

When it comes to your cancer treatment, you are always your own strongest advocate. Click here for tips on how to become the best possible self-advocate. Read More

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When Do You Need to See an Oncologist?

An oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating tumors. Click here to find out when you need to see a cancer specialist. Read More

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Sarcoma Awareness Events: Go Yellow in July

Sarcoma Awareness Month is observed in July with the following events taking place at Moffitt Cancer Center. We welcome you to join us as we spread the word about this "forgotten cancer." Read More

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Why Is Colorectal Cancer So Common?

Although the risk of colorectal cancer is known to increase with age, its incidence among people younger than 50 is on the rise. Read More

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What Can Be Done to Prevent Gallbladder Cancer?

There is no screening test for gallbladder cancer, which usually does not cause noticeable symptoms. Therefore, prevention is key. Find out what you can do. Read More

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How Does Lung Cancer Develop?

Lung cancer is highly complex, not only to treat but also to understand. Learn more about how this malignancy develops and progresses. Read More

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor After Cancer Treatment

As you begin a new chapter as a cancer survivor, you might be wondering how to stay healthy. Here are some questions to ask your doctor after cancer treatment. Read More


Infographic: What You Should Know about Pancreatic Cancer

It’s important to know if you’re at risk for pancreatic cancer and what you can do to prevent the disease from occurring. Read More


May Is Stroke Awareness Month – Take Some Time to Consider the Relationship Between Stroke and Cancer

A recent study suggests that the risk of stroke may increase following a cancer diagnosis. Read More


Does Drinking Alcohol Increase My Risk of Cancer?

Alcohol can take a significant toll on your body, including a dangerous link between alcohol consumption and cancer. Read More


February 4 Is World Cancer Day – You Can Make a Difference in the Global Fight Against Cancer

Moffitt Cancer Center is proud to lend its voice to World Cancer Day in an effort to spread the word and inspire action against cancer. Read More


Does Cervical Dysplasia Lead to Cancer?

While cervical dysplasia should always be evaluated and treated if necessary, it’s important to understand that in most cases it does not lead to cervical cancer. Read More


What is Kaposi Sarcoma?

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a type of cancer that is caused by the human herpes virus 8, which is also known as Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus. Read More


The Great American Smokeout

On the third Thursday of November, countless tobacco users across the nation will take an important step toward bettering their health by participating in the Great American Smokeout. Read More


October Is 'Talk About Your Medicines' Month

To help ensure that you minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of your medications, here’s a list of questions that you should ask your physician whenever a new drug is recommended for you. Read More


What are the Different Types of Genetic Testing?

Your medical team may recommend genetic testing to help inform treatment and medical management decisions or help us learn if you are at increased risk for specific types of cancer. 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


Infographic: Raising Awareness During Men’s Health Month

The main goal of Men’s Health Month in June is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment among men. Read More


May Is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – It's a Perfect Time to Think About Cancer Prevention

As we celebrate the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched the history of America, we should also recognize some of the unique health challenges faced by this population. Read More


It’s Air Quality Awareness Month – Learn How to Improve the Air You Breathe Inside Your Home

Should you really be worried about indoor air quality? In a word, yes. Read More


May Is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month — Here’s What You Need to Know

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is observed in May of each year. Find out the common signs and symptoms. Read More


Infographic: 8 Warning Signs of a Brain Tumor

Although many symptoms – such as headaches and fatigue - may be attributed to less serious conditions, it’s still important to discuss them with a doctor to rule out a potential brain tumor. Read More


Barrett’s Esophagus and the Risk of Esophageal Cancer

We spoke with Dr. Jose Pimiento, a surgical oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, to discuss risk factors, symptoms and treatment for esophageal cancer and Barrett’s Esophagus. Read More


Supporting Adolescents & Young Adults With Cancer

We are committed to providing patients ages 15 to 39 with specialized medical and psychosocial supportive care designed to help them achieve better outcomes and quality of life. Read More


April Is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month – Learn to Protect Yourself

As with most types of cancer, esophageal cancer that is detected early usually has more treatment options than when it is detected later. Read More

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Common Signs of Testicular Cancer

When testicular cancer is caught early, it can often be effectively treated and even cured. Read about the warning signs and learn how to perform a self-exam. Read More


March Is Multiple Myeloma Awareness and Action Month

Exactly what is multiple myeloma? Even though it is the second most common form of blood cancer, many people have never heard of it. Read More


It’s National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month — Protect Yourself With Knowledge

You probably don’t give much thought to your kidneys, the two bean-shaped organs situated just below your rib cage on either side of your spine. But, these vital organs serve an important role. Read More


March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Protect Yourself by Learning More About This Often Preventable Condition

Colorectal cancer is sometimes referred to as a "silent cancer," mainly because it often produces no symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Read More


Infographic: 7 Steps to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Your risk for cancer can be directly influenced by certain lifestyle choices. Learn about some simple steps that you can take to lead a healthier life. Read More


February Is National Cancer Prevention Month – Take Some Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk

Studies show that currently one out of every three cancer cases could possibly have been prevented through simple lifestyle changes. Read More


LGBTQ Patients Priority for Continued Research

The health care needs of LGBTQ patients who are at risk or fighting cancer are a priority for continued research, Moffitt Cancer Center’s Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD, and Matthew Schabath, PhD, told prior to World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. Read More


Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month Is Observed in February

Unlike other, more common forms of cancer, there is an overall lack of knowledge among the general public about gallbladder and bile duct cancer, which is relatively rare. Read More


February 14 Is National Donor Day – Why Not Share the Love?

On Valentine's Day, there is no better way to open your heart and share your love than by celebrating National Donor Day. Read More


Five Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer

There are five important warning signs of cervical cancer that very few women recognize as possible cancer symptoms. Learn more about what those are. Read More


January Is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Observed in January of each year, National Cervical Health Awareness Month (formerly known as National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month) has a newly broadened scope. Read More


During Handwashing Awareness Week, Here’s a Quick Reminder on How & When to Wash Your Hands

You might be wondering why an entire week has been dedicated to raising awareness of the simple act of handwashing. But, consider that handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection. Read More


Wear a Purple Ribbon to Raise Pancreatic Cancer Awareness in November

The causes of most pancreatic cancers are unknown, and the symptoms are usually very subtle. However, early detection is vital to achieving the best possible outcome and quality of life. Read More


November Is Carcinoid Tumor Awareness Month

The month of November is dedicated to raising awareness about carcinoid tumors, the most common type of neuroendocrine tumors. Read More


November Is National Family Caregivers Month – 'Take Care to Give Care'

The main goal of National Family Caregivers Month is to shine a spotlight on the vital role that caregivers play in the lives of their loved ones. Read More


November Is a Time to Give Thanks – and Also to Raise Awareness About Stomach Cancer

According to recent statistics, stomach cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Even so, most Americans know very little about the condition. Read More


November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

The goal of Lung Cancer Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to take a few minutes to review what is known so far about lung cancer, and possibly learn something new. Read More


Pause and Take a Breath on Lung Health Day – October 26

The goal of this observance is to raise awareness about lung disease, the incidence of which is steadily on the rise in the U.S. Read More


Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week

Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week is focused on educating the general public about musculoskeletal (bone and joint) conditions. 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


The Month of October Is Devoted to Saving Lives Through Liver Cancer Awareness

Liver Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to learn more about the role of this important organ and how to keep it healthy. 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


Cancer Screenings: Important Tips for Hispanics

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Moffitt Cancer Center offers some important cancer-screening tips for Hispanics. Read More


Are You at Risk for Falls?

Falling is very common, and it can happen to just about anyone. But, there are certain factors that can make you even more likely to trip and fall. Read More


Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month Is Observed Worldwide Each September

During the month of September, Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month is observed throughout the world in order to help educate the public about this condition, which affects the thyroid gland. Read More


30 Days of Teal – September Is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

As with all types of cancer, early detection is key to achieving the best possible outcome for a woman who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Read More


September Is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, more than 98,000 women in the United States alone – that’s approximately 1 in 25 – are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer. Read More


September Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month – What You Need to Know

The U.S. Congress has designated September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Moffitt Cancer Center is pleased to join in this effort as a way to educate the general public and provide support, strength and hope to individuals who are affected by blood cancer. Read More


September Is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Approximately every four minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or another type of cancer that affects the blood cells, bone marrow or lymphatic system. Read More


September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Being Informed Can Save Your Life

In the United States, one in seven men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point during their lives. However, the condition can often be detected early, and when it is, there is significant hope. Read More


National Women’s Health Week – Empowering Women to Prioritize Their Health

National Women’s Health Week is celebrated as a reminder to all women to take steps that can help them live healthier and happier lives. Read More


National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

During National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, everyone is encouraged to take action to help prevent skin cancer by reducing the risk of UV damage. Read More

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – Learn to Perform a Self-Exam

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month was established to promote the importance of learning and recognizing the early signs of this condition. Read More