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A Mother’s Perspective: Parenting with Cancer

Patti, a metastatic breast cancer patient, says there is no rule book when it comes to raising children, especially when you have cancer. Read More

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A Daughter’s Perspective: Growing Closer Through Cancer

Grace Halula reflects on growing up with a mom who has cancer. Read More

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Searching for Answers, Finding Experts

One of Moffitt’s greatest programs for seeking out information is the Meet the Experts series. Read More

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Patient Story: Relapser Recovers in More Ways Than One

Mary Sansone, a patient advisor at Moffitt, reflects on the care she received from the BMT treatment team. Read More

Health Care Literacy 640

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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Caregiver Story: The Best Laid Plans

Catherine Wood reflects on being a caregiver for her husband Kyle and their two children. "When they say it takes a village, they really mean it," she says. Read More

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Hobbies and Healthy Habits

Cancer is a challenging journey. Find some activities to indulge in that can bring us joy and peace. Read More

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Meet Certified Therapy Dog Jolie and Moffitt's Pet Therapy Dogs

Moffitt Cancer Center's pet therapy dogs bring joy and comfort the those who need it, whether it be patients or staff members. Read More

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You Know Your Body Best

Jamie VandenAvond shares her journey with colorectal cancer and how important it is to recognize what your body is telling you. Read More

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The Holiday of Lights and Heroes

With his multiple myeloma in check, David Dauman reflects on past Chanukahs with this family. Read More

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A Familiar Face at Moffitt

Diane was once a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center, and now as a volunteer, she listens to patients and caregivers express their challenges. Read More

Halyna Derzhko 640

Community Without Borders

When the war broke out in Ukraine, Halyna was no longer able to continue treatment for melanoma. She found her way to Tampa and Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More

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Partnering to Build a Better Patient Experience

Patient and family advisors have given input into every phase of the design process of the new Moffitt McKinley Hospital. Read More

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Patient and Family Orientation Helps Reduce First Visit Anxiety

A patient advisor recalls his experiences as a new patient at Moffitt and decides to volunteer in the orientation program to help others. Read More

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Is It Possible to Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Turkey? You Bet!

If you or a loved one recently committed to vegetarianism, you might be wondering if Thanksgiving can still be the same without turkey. Of course, it can! Read More

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Mind and Body Connection After Cancer Diagnosis

Whether you are a cancer survivor or someone living with cancer, you might feel no longer in tune with your body due to the effects of the cancer treatments. Read More

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Chaplain's Chat: Talking Often Helps

Being told that you have cancer is one of the things no one wants to hear. It will make you look deeper and maybe differently at much of what you know and believe about your life. Read More

Laura Steve Barber M4M 640

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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Patient's Perspective: Running Scared and the Wake-Up Call

After being in denial about his prostate cancer diagnosis, James Ridley finally decided to become his own advocate and began doing exhaustive research on alternatives to surgery. Read More

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Artemis' Story: There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Artemis encourages other LGBTQ+ patients to find the light by actively seeking mental health support and connecting with loved ones. Read More

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Amanda’s Story: Cancer Was the Toughest Thing I Have Had to Overcome

Amanda was on a mission to try out for the Olympics when she found out her cancer came back. "I am so much stronger, wiser, and I have a different outlook on life now," she says. Read More

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Get to Know the Office of Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity

At Moffitt, increasing the inclusion of populations who are diverse by age, gender, race, and ethnicity in clinical trials is important to make sure advances in cancer treatment. Read More

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LUNA – Latinos Unidos Por Un Nuevo Amanecer

Latinos Unidos Por Un Nuevo Amanecer (Latinos United by A New Awakening), commonly known as LUNA, is a not-for-profit organization founded more than 20 years ago by a Latina survivor of breast cancer. Read More

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Communication Matters

At Moffitt, we care for our patients’ language and communication preferences with the same level of care as we do for their bodies and minds. Read More

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Diversity Within the Patient and Family Advisory Council

Bárbara is giving back by serving on Moffitt’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The group comes together monthly to provide feedback on patient services and programs. Read More

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Health Care Equity Q&A

Dr. Kedar Kirtane of Moffitt Cancer Center answers frequently asked questions about health care equity. Read More

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Thanking Our Patient and Team Member Veterans

Moffitt celebrates our patients and team members who have served in the armed forces at the annual Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at the Magnolia Campus. Read More

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Patient Story: Being Nonbinary

"I share my story because I hope someone like me will connect with it," says Jen. Read More

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Creating Memories for our Loved Ones

We all want to be sure our loved ones have something to remember us by when we are no longer here. In the world of psycho-oncology, we call this leaving a legacy. Read More

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Coping with the Holi-daze

That time of year is upon us when the holidays begin to take over our lives. What can be a wonderful time of the year often turns into more stress and pressure. Read More

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Building a Dream One Step at a Time

When Amy Bondon first learned about Miles for Moffitt, she was in no state to compete in the event. But she set a goal to complete it, one step at a time. Read More

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Communicating with our Deaf and/or Hard-of-Hearing Patients

When you are deaf and/or hard of hearing, and you rely on facial expressions (or lip reading), a mask feels like an insurmountable barrier. Read More

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Finding the Funny in the Fear

Caregiver Beth Ross shares her experiences while caring for her husband, Ray. She says the key to success is a sense of humor, as well as staying patient and calm. Read More

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The Other Side of Cancer: Caring for Your Emotions

Moffitt offers a wide array of services that complement medical treatment and strives to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families. Read More

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A New Look at Magnolias Salon

After her first visit to Magnolias Salon, Lisa Assetta says she was ready to face the world with her new hairstyle. 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


A Perfect Love Story

Cancer entered our lives when Loyce was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in the late 1970s, but she also faced breast cancer and metastatic sacral breast cancer over the years. 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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Resilience in the Face of Cancer and COVID-19

COVID-19 has intensified feelings to the extent that many of the things that used to bring cancer patients joy are now off-limits, like visiting loved ones and friends. Read More


Caregiver Corner: Finding Meditation, Yoga to Ease Stress

"I knew I needed to do something to protect myself from the effects of the mounting stress," says a caregiver. Read More


Ashley's Story: Paying it Forward

My journey to becoming the new co-chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council began five years ago at the age of 27 when I walked through the doors at Moffitt for treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Read More


Bringing to Light the Patient and Family Member Voice

The Patient and Family Advisory Council is a partnership that aims to bring the voices of patients and their families into every part of Moffitt. Read More


Getting to the Point with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is safe, painless, and has a very low risk of complications. Although acupuncture does not target tumors or prevent cancerous cells from spreading, it does offer significant benefits for people with cancer. Read More