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You Have an Abnormal Pap Smear—Now What?

Five questions to ask your doctor. Read More


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Besides Smoking, What Causes Lung Cancer?

While cigarette smoking is the most common lung cancer risk factor, about 15 percent of lung cancer diagnoses occur in people who have never smoked. Read More


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Genetic counseling and testing—What’s it all about?

If you or any of your relatives have had cancer, you may be wondering if the disease runs in your family. Read More


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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


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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Liver Cancer?

Symptoms are uncommon in the early stages of liver 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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Why is the Cancer That Afflicted McCain So Deadly?

The brain cancer that killed Sen. McCain is considered advanced at diagnosis. Read More


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Aretha Franklin Died of a Deadly Cancer That Gets Little Attention

Not all pancreatic tumors are alike, says Moffitt expert. Read More


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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


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Five Things to Know About Glioblastoma

Diagnosing glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer, requires surgery and a biopsy. Read More


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April 24-30 Is World Immunization Week – Vaccines Also Target Cancer

This year the World Health Organization and partners celebrate World Immunization Week April 24-30 to promote awareness of the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Read More


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Get A-'Head' of Cancer with Head and Neck Screening

As Director of Breast Imaging at Moffitt, Dr. Blaise Mooney is used to spending a lot of time at the cancer center. But he never expected to walk in as a patient. Read More


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April Is National Minority Health Month – Become a Partner for Health Equality

Cancer affects population groups differently, with minority groups bearing a greater burden than non-minority groups. Read More


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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


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Chemo Buddies

Find out how friendship has proved to be an important tool for two young women fighting cancer. Read More


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When Fighting Cancer, Age Isn’t Just a Number

Many adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients are not only dealing with their cancer diagnosis but also juggling relationships, careers and in some cases raising children. Read More


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Moffitt Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week With Events

Moffitt will recognize Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 11-17) with weeklong events to give patients and their caregivers the opportunity to interact with healthcare providers and learn more about safety initiatives. Read More


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Colorectal Cancer Is Preventable - If You Get Regular Screenings

March is colorectal cancer awareness month, so what better time to spread the word that colon cancer screening saves lives. Read More


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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


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Cervical Cancer Q&A with Dr. Chon

Dr. Hye Sook Chon, a gynecologic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, answers frequently asked questions about cervical cancer. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Bulls Against Cancer: The Fight Against Cancer is a Team Sport!

Join Moffitt Cancer Center as we partner with University of South Florida Athletics for Bulls Against Cancer. Read More


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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


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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


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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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Five Common Signs of Testicular Cancer

Although testicular cancer is considered to be relatively uncommon, it is still the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35. Read More


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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


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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


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Ask the Experts: Your Questions About Colon Cancer Answered

In Moffitt's first Ask the Experts Facebook Live event, gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Harris answered your questions about colon cancer. Read More


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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


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Ask the Experts: Do You Have Questions About Colon Cancer?

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Moffitt Cancer Center invites you to tap into our expansive network of health experts via our new "Ask the Experts" Facebook Live series. Read More


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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


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As You Observe Black History Month, Take Some Time to Think About Cancer Prevention in the African American Population

One notable area of disparity that receives relatively little attention is the high incidence of cancer among the black/African Americans community. Read More


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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


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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 ResearchAmerica.org prior to World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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Infographic: What You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer

During National Cervical Health Awareness Month, learn about the risks of cervical cancer and how to prevent and detect it early. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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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


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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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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


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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


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Moffitt Cancer Center Observes Fall Prevention Day With Free Event

The U.S Centers for Disease Control estimates that unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury and death in Americans over 65. However, cancer patients regardless of age are at a high risk for falls because of the disease and its complicated treatments. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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Brain Tumor Awareness Month-Protect Yourself by Knowing What to Look For

More than 20,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with brain and spinal cord tumors each year. Like any other form of cancer, brain cancer that is detected early – before it has a chance to grow and spread – is more likely to be treated successfully. 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


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