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Patient Shares Tips on Coping with a Long Hospital Stay

Megan Wing, a Ewings Sarcoma patient, shares tips on how to make the most of a long hospital stay during cancer treatment. Read More


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Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Brought Renewed Hope To Lung Cancer Patient

My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary last year and know without a doubt that I would not be alive today if we had not sought treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center. Read More


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Through the Lens of a Lung Cancer Patient Advocate

"I did not know of anyone with cancer and had no knowledge of lung cancer or any treatment I would need," remembers Sandra. Read More


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Natalie's Story: 'It's Not in Me to Give Up Now'

Want a glimpse into the life of a young patient with stage 2 breast cancer? Check out Natalie’s poem. Read More


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My Cancer Journey: Patient Perspective from Pat McCrea, Breast Cancer Survivor and Moffitt Team Member

Hear from Pat McCrea, a patient and Moffitt team member who underwent treatment here at Moffitt for triple negative breast cancer. Read More


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8 Questions with Moffitt Patient and Professional Wakeboarder Alexa Score

"For me the act of 'surviving' isn’t one single accomplishment, like having no cancer or growing your hair back. Surviving, to me, is a way of life," says Alexa Score. Read More


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Salute to Survivors Honoree Gets Surprise Guest - Brother Emmitt Smith

Marsha Smith-Hill, a breast cancer survivor, had a quite a memorable time at the Rays-Orioles game on Saturday. Read More


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Chad's Story: 'There is Life After Cancer'

Chad, a two-time sarcoma survivor, says having personal goals during treatment – something that didn’t involve cancer – was helpful. 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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Fanny's Story: I Have a Strong Spirit

"My friend pushed me really hard to come here, and even recommended a specific doctor for me. We are really grateful to her for recommending Moffitt," says Fanny. Read More


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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


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Patty's Story: How She Became 'Great Friends' With Her Radiation Mask

After completing radiation therapy, Patty had her radiation face mask painted and discovered that it changed her outlook about the treatment. Read More


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Scott's Story: 'I Still Get Emotional When I Come Here'

Scott was first diagnosed with esophageal cancer in October 2015. We had a chance to sit down him and ask about his experiences at Moffitt. Read More


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Head and Neck Cancer Can’t Silence Local Lawyer

To see him now, you’d never know the battle Tampa attorney Buddy fought outside the courtroom. For more than 30 years, the lawyer relied on his voice to help individuals and businesses navigate the bankruptcy process Read More


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John's Story: Giving Back Through Music

"Upon walking into Moffitt Cancer Center, it did not feel like any other hospital I had ever been to," says John, a throat cancer survivor. 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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Couple Says 'I Do' in the ICU at Moffitt Cancer Center

Ena's fiancé, Steven, didn’t know if they were going to see the wedding day they’d been planning for months. He decided then and there he wanted to marry her right away. 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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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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Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Pearl Harbor Survivor Reflects on 75th Anniversary

George Kondas is a hero, an inspiration and a reminder to never give up hope as America remembers the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 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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Julie's Story

Julie had a procedure known as mini-Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation, or ALPPS, which promotes rapid growth of the liver and makes removal of all cancerous lesions safe and possible. Read More


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Emerald's Story

"What I've learned through this experience is to listen to your body. Don't ignore the warning signs. Just because you are young doesn't mean it can't happen." Read More


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Pamela's Story

My dogs helped get me through the toughest fight of my life. In early 2014, when I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, I was 38. 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


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Harriett's Story

When Harriet’s cancer returned she was comforted knowing her Moffitt team was with her every step of the way during her treatment. Read More


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Betty's Story

After being misdiagnosed for five years, Betty encourages everyone to be aware of your “normal” in order to help the experts with your care. Read More


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Robert's Story

When Lieutenant Robert was diagnosed with testicular cancer, it had already spread to his lungs and his lymph nodes. He was devastated, but his fiancé and family kept his hopes high. Read More


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William's Story

“I’m here because Moffitt is the place to be. You can’t ask for much more.” Read More


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Sonja's Story

When Sonja learned of her sarcoma diagnosis she knew one thing: she was not going down without a fight. Read More


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Marty's Story

Being a father is the most important job Marty has. He’s determined to show is kids that cancer can be fought. Read More


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Tina's Story

Since cancer had never come up in her family history Tina was shocked to learn of her leukemia diagnosis. She appreciates that her Moffitt team was always available to answer her questions. Read More


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Karen's Story

After losing her mother and aunt to breast cancer, Karen understood the importance of frequent screenings. Read More


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Judy's Story

Judy chose to participate in clinical trials not only to fight her ovarian cancer, but in the hopes that others would benefit from these studies as well. Read More


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Paul's Story

After recovering from his bone marrow transplant, Paul decides to give back to Moffitt as the Patient Advocate involved in building the McKinley Outpatient Center. Read More


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Madison's Story

Madison encourages other young adults with cancer to be fearless. Read More


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Anna's Story

Throughout her chemotherapy treatment Anna kept her eye on the prize. Read More


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It is Never Too Late to Learn How to be a Caretaker

Kenneth Susalla’s experiences with cancer have molded him into the caregiver he is today. Read More


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Larry's Story

As a father with young children Larry knew he only wanted to be treated by the “best and the brightest.” He put his full trust in Moffitt’s expert staff. 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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Jackie's Story

Jackie discovered how valuable it can be to find others who can relate, not just sympathize, with her cancer diagnosis at Moffitt’s AYA Program. Read More


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Hazel's Story

As a young mother with cancer, Hazel had a lot of questions and concerns. Through the utilization of Moffitt’s resources Hazel and her family were able to find the support and answers they were looking for. Read More


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Tiffany's Story

Hear Tiffany's journey through lung cancer discovery, treatment and recovery and how every day is a gift for not only Tiffany but for her loving family. Read More


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Angela's Story

In 2008 Angela, then 30 years old, found she had acute myeloid leukemia. A new mother with a responsible job writing training manuals, she immediately was put into isolation and underwent inpatient chemotherapy followed by seven months of outpatient chemotherapy at Moffitt. Read More


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Rachell's Story

Rachell was a 24-year-old newlywed hoping to start a family when was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Read More


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Tiffany's Story

Tiffany was a working mother of two when she was told she had stage 2 breast cancer. Because of her close bond with her daughters and husband, Don, she knew she wouldn't be fighting this battle alone. Read More


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David's Story

David was concerned when he was told he had throat cancer, but when he found out it was caused by HPV - the virus responsible for most cervical cancers in women - he got the shock of his life. 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


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Joshua's Story

At age 26, cancer was the last thing on Joshua's mind when he sought treatment for the persistent pain in his lower abdomen. Tests soon revealed he had Ewing's soft-cell sarcoma. Read More


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