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Can Chemo Cause Cognitive Decline in Older Patients?

New study shows risk may be higher for those who carry Alzheimer’s gene Read More


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Moffitt’s Magnolia’s Salon Empowers Women to Take Control of Cancer 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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Chemo Mouth: It’s Real, Common and Manageable

Moffitt Infusion Nurses Offer Tips to Help with Oral Mucositis. Read More


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Can Baking Soda Help Fight Cancer?

A new study finds baking soda makes tumor cells easier to target with drugs. 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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Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatments Equally Effective in Blacks, Whites

Recent studies compare hormone therapy and chemotherapy results for black and white men who have prostate cancer. Read More


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What is Heated Chemotherapy?

Heated chemotherapy, or hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), can be used to treat cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity. Read More


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With Fertility Options New Hope Grows

When it comes to fertility it’s important for all adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients to be informed. Read More


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Rex Culpepper’s New Playbook

The football star is tackling his cancer diagnosis by focusing on positivity, leaning on skills he’s gained on the field. Read More


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Cold Caps Allows Patients to Keep Hair During Chemotherapy

Moffitt Cancer Center offers Dignicaps at two locations for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Read More


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Chemotherapy Checklist: Tips from Our Patients

We went straight to the source and polled our patients on social media to get their best tips for preparing, passing the time, and taking care of themselves while undergoing chemotherapy. Read More


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Why Are My Nails Changing During Chemotherapy?

Somewhat less well-known are the potential effects that chemotherapy can have on the fingernails, toenails and nail beds. Read More


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Moffitt’s Top Research Developments of 2017: New Hope for Aggressive Leukemia

Patients with certain fast-progressing and deadly types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) saw the first new drug for their disease in more than 40 years approved by the FDA. Read More


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Moffitt Patient Brings Relief to Others with Port Pillows

After Rhonda heard fellow patients share stories about not wearing their seatbelts because the seatbelt put pressure on their port, she came up with a plan to help them. Read More


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Moffitt's Volunteer of the Year is also a Patient

As a volunteer in Moffitt’s Infusion Center, Nancy Scheidt can truly relate to the patients she is serving, because on many days she’s a patient herself. 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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30 Years Later, She'll Always Be 'Little Miss Moffitt'

Thirty-year-old Morgan is a catering coordinator in Atlanta, but to the team at Moffitt Cancer Center, she’ll always be “Little Miss Moffitt.” Read More


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Elise's Story: A Present Wrapped in Strange Packaging

Stage 4 pancreatic cancer survivor Elise says she would not trade her journey with cancer for anything. Read More


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Dawn Shares Her Story

At the age of 36, Dawn was in the best shape of her life. Not only was she an avid runner, but she was a triathlete, so when she began experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath she didn’t know what was wrong. Read More


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92-Year-Old Celebrates Last Round of Radiation with Sweet Sound of Success

The musical melodies of sleigh bells, church bells and school bells don’t resonate like the sweet symphony of a bell ringing in Moffitt’s radiation department. Read More


COMMUNITY OF COURAGE

STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER