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Trust in Transition: Reflections of a BMT Caregiver

As a caregiver for a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) patient, Moffitt provides you with the best training and tools possible. Read the perspective of a caregiver who shares their advice. Read More

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Caring for COVID-19 Positive Patients During the Pandemic

A Moffitt nurse shares her experiences treating cancer patients during a global pandemic. Read More

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Nutrition for Caregivers

Caring for someone with cancer is a true act of selfless love, but when this responsibility stretches over months or years, it can result in neglecting your own health. Read More

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Celebrating Our Caregivers

Caregivers are the unsung heroes in the cancer journey. They are thrust into their role with no formal training and often little time to prepare. Their love and concern for the patient drive them to take on new and foreign responsibilities and tap into strength and determination they didn’t know they had. Read More

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How to Cope with Caregiving Loss

Certain times of the year, like special holidays or birthdays, present us with another challenge: taking care of those who are feeling sad because of the death of their loved one. Read More

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Lucky and Grateful

I am an Ewing's sarcoma survivor. I was diagnosed when I was 32. I had no experience with cancer except for what I had seen on television or in movies. Read More

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Caregiving During the Pandemic: One Day at a Time

A caregiver shares her story of how her husband received a cancer diagnosis during a time when everything was shutting down due to the pandemic. Read More

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A Doctor's Perspective: The Emotions Behind the Mask

COVID-19 has forced us to change the way we teach our patients and their families about their cancer, says Dr. Blaise Mooney. Read More

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You Don’t Have to Navigate Cancer Alone

Joel shares his story about how he sought help from Imerman Angels after representatives came to a Moffitt AYA and LLS monthly networking dinner. Read More


Eight Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress During the Holidays

When added to the already significant demands of a caregiving role, holiday stress can quickly become overwhelming. Read More


How to Find a Cancer Support Group

Along with your cancer diagnosis, many challenges have probably surfaced for both you and your family. During this tumultuous time, a professionally led support group can serve as an invaluable safe haven. Read More


Adjusting to Life After Caregiving

If the need for caregiving has now come to an end, you may find yourself struggling to regain a sense of purpose in your life. Read More


When a Parent Has Cancer

When a parent becomes ill, your long-established roles may abruptly reverse. There are many things you can do to make the process easier for both your parent and yourself. Read More


What Sexual Side Effects Are Most Common During Cancer Treatment?

Regardless of the type of cancer you have, it will likely have a profound impact on every aspect of your life, including your sexual health. Read More


Tips for Sharing and Writing About Your Cancer Journey

During this complex and difficult journey, many patients say that they find solace and strength in documenting their experiences. Read More


Honoring our Caregivers During Caregiver Appreciation Month

November is Caregiver Appreciation Month and we would like to honor and show our appreciation to all of our Moffitt caregivers. Read More


'What I Wish I Knew' - Advice from Patients and Caregivers on Living With Cancer

Find some ideas shared by both patients and caregivers that may help you to deal with many aspects of living with cancer. Advice is cheap: experience is priceless! Read More


Cards From Children Cheer Up Cancer Patients at Moffitt

My family and I began our personal fight with cancer in September 2012. What I thought was going to be simple turned into multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy. Read More


Tips for Going Through Cancer Treatment Alone

For those who are single or do not have a primary caregiver, cancer treatment can be especially challenging. But, it doesn’t have to be. Read More


Caring for the Caregiver - Supporting Family and Friends of Cancer Patients

One of the first reactions of many patients at learning of a new cancer diagnosis is often a flood of concerns about the impact their illness will have on spouses, partners and other family members. Read More


A Caregiver’s Silver Lining

Howard Berneburg didn’t begin his Moffitt journey as a volunteer. His earliest glimpses of the cancer center were through the eyes of a caregiver, as he accompanied his wife Melanie throughout her battle with leukemia. Read More


How to Cope When Your Partner Is Living With Cancer

If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, you’re both probably experiencing a wide range of feelings and emotions, which may include fear, anger, sadness and confusion. 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