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A Mother’s Perspective: Parenting with Cancer

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A Daughter’s Perspective: Growing Closer Through Cancer

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From Healthcare Provider to Uterine Cancer Survivor

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College Student Diagnosed with Brain Tumor on Road to Recovery After Minimally Invasive Craniotomy

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Spreading Hope and Building on Faith Through A Cancer Journey

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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

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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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‘The Stereotactic Radiosurgery Procedure Experience Was Just Amazing’

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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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'I'm Sharing my Story with the Hope to Inspire Strength and Courage'

Dottie says she felt numb hearing the word cancer but after meeting with Dr. Mitchel Hoffman she knew she had made the right decision to come to Moffitt for uterine cancer treatment. Read More

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

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

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Diversity Within the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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After Misdiagnosis, Patient Finds Pain Relief Thanks to Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Lucky and Grateful

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Bedside Art Visit During COVID-19 Yields a Special Birthday Gift

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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


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


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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Anna's Story

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


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


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