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Sunscreen Effects Are More Than Skin Deep

Recent study on sunscreen absorption in blood has Moffitt expert offering alternatives Read More


Melanoma Infiltrating The Brain

‘A Clinical Trial Saved My Life’

After melanoma metastasized to his brain, Larry Thomason was given 10 months to live. Read More


Melanoma In Children

Melanoma in Children

The deadliest form of skin cancer is also the most common skin cancer diagnosed in children. Read More


JOSHUA PASCHAL

UK Football Player Battled Rare Melanoma

Although it accounts for only about 5% of all melanomas, acral melanoma represents 33% of melanomas in dark-skinned people. Read More


Ocular Melanoma

Eyes on a Rare Form of Melanoma

About 2,000 Americans are diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma each year. Read More


Melanoma Month Begins

Making Progress Against Melanoma?

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month begins, Moffitt continues studies of deadliest form Read More


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Beauty is Skin Deep

Former Miss Universe diagnosed with Melanoma Read More


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Wedding Bells Ring at Moffitt

Kent Moss and Maggie Zielinski were married in Moffitt's blue valet lobby this week. Read More


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Tanning Bed Use Can Raise Your Chance of a Second Melanoma Diagnosis

There is no such thing as a healthy tan and trying to maintain that illusion during the winter months by tanning indoors is a dangerous plan, according to researchers. Read More


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Multiple Skin Cancers Could Indicate Higher Risks for Other Cancers

A recent study that suggests multiple occurrences of common skin cancers may indicate an increased risk for other cancers. Read More


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Moffitt’s Pediatric Melanoma Clinic Day Gives Young Patients a Chance to Connect

Dr. Vernon Sondak heads up the pediatric melanoma clinic, which includes children’s activities, treats and balloon animals. Read More


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Do You Know the Tell 'Tail' Signs of Canine Skin Cancer?

According to the American Kennel Club, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of tumor found in dogs. Read More


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More Young Women Affected By Melanoma

Studies show the rate of melanoma among children, adolescents and young adults has reached epidemic proportion. Read More


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Resiliency Through the Power of Song

Tim Kilraine credits his doctors and music for helping him beat stage 4 melanoma. Read More


Eye-Opening Facts about Ocular Melanoma

Outbreak of cases in Alabama and North Carolina draw attention to rare and potentially life-threatening eye cancer. Read More


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Young Patients Connect During Moffitt's Pediatric Melanoma Clinic Day

Most 11-year-old children don’t know how to pronounce words like cutaneous, ocular or amelanotic, let alone know the difference between these types of melanomas, but it comes second nature for Allison Rupp. Read More


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What Is an Atypical Mole?

Many people are aware that one of the most common warning signs of melanoma - a very aggressive form of skin cancer - is an atypical mole. Read More


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Infographic: How to Check Your Skin For Skin Cancer

Skin cancer screenings are important to help detect cancer early, when it's most treatable. The first step is to get familiar with your body and know what is normal. Read More


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Brandon's Story

Receiving a melanoma diagnosis came as quite a shock to Brandon after two dermatologists told him that the mole on his right temple was of no concern. Read More


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Pediatric Skin Cancer Patients Participate in Annual Check-Up Day

Pediatric patients took part in Moffitt’s annual “check-up day” for children battling melanoma and skin-related cancers at McKinley Outpatient Center. Read More


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Summer Sun Safety Month – Learn to Protect Yourself Year Round

School’s out, vacation season is in full swing and almost everyone wants to spend time outdoors. It’s important to take some precautions to help ensure that you don’t get too much of a good thing. Read More


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It’s UV Safety Month – Learn to Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer

Many people enjoy the warmth of the sun and the look of a suntan. Make no mistake about it, though: there is no such thing as a "healthy tan." Read More


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Are Higher SPF Sunscreens More Effective?

Many experts point out sunscreens with very high SPF ratings can provide a false sense of security and encourage people to neglect other protective behaviors. 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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Melanoma Monday – What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of melanoma, which is the most aggressive type of skin cancer. But, maybe you’re not quite sure how the condition develops or who is at risk. Read More


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Are Tanning Beds Safer Than Tanning Outdoors?

Ultraviolet radiation is a known carcinogen that has been directly linked to melanoma and other skin cancers. Read More


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Former President Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer

Former President Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer. Read More


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Mary Jo's Story

After being told her melanoma had metastasized Mary Jo was devastated, but she wasn’t going to give up. A clinical trial at Moffitt was her only hope. Read More


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Tips to Protect Your Skin Against Melanoma, Other Skin Cancers

Here are 10 easy sun-safety tips to better protect your skin from cancer: Read More


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Spring Swing

Spring Swing®, Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour, is a partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays, offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues throughout the state. Read More


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Jacqueline's Story

After being told by doctors it would be a miracle if she survived five years, Jackie decided to come to Moffitt for melanoma treatment. Today, she is telling everyone she can about the importance of skin cancer screening. Read More


COMMUNITY OF COURAGE

STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER