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At-Home Colon Cancer Screening Test Approved for Younger Americans

The test was previously approved for those ages 50-75. Read More

Are Breast Cancer Testing Guidelines Out of Date?

An estimated 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary, making genetic testing a good tool for cancer prevention, early diagnosis and creating screening and treatment plans. Read More

Howard Stern’s Wife Reveals Breast Cancer Scare

Beth Stern is urging women to go in for annual mammograms. Read More

Study: Obesity-Associated Cancers are Trending in Younger Populations

Cancers that are usually found in those over the age of 65 and are considered “obesity-associated” are appearing in younger people. Read More

Medication May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

New guidelines offer women another option for prevention, but many are turning it down. Read More

Moffitt Opens the Door to Health Care Careers

Students get hands-on experience with STEM fields. Read More

Scary Smokes: FDA Proposes New Cigarette Labels

Moffitt expert says U.S. is playing catch-up in global tobacco control efforts. Read More

Add Cancer Prevention to Your Back-To-School List

The HPV vaccine provides protection against nine types of the human papillomavirus known to cause cancer. Read More

Don’t Get Burned with DIY Sunscreen Trend

Experts say stick to store-bought for best protection. Read More

Moffitt Sets Records at Annual Pier 60 Cancer Screening Event

The event, which just completed its 23rd year, offered free screenings for skin cancers as well as a variety of head and neck cancers. Read More


What to know about California’s Prop 65 labels. Read More

Soda, Fruit Juice Study Tough to Swallow?

Both linked to higher risk of cancer. Read More

Is SPF Makeup Enough?

Two-in-one products may not be best bet for sun protection. Read More

Is Weed Killer in Your Child’s Breakfast?

Your children might be absorbing more than advertised in their breakfast. Twenty-one oat-based cereal and snack products, including Cheerios and Nature Valley Granola, have tested positive for traces of cancer-linked glyphosate (GHB), the main ingredient in weed killer. Read More

Sunscreen Effects Are More Than Skin Deep

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

Unfiltered Truth: No Safe Way to Smoke Tobacco

Moffitt expert weighs in on latest health study of filtered, unfiltered and light cigarettes. Read More

Debunking 5 Myths about Cancer

If you google “cancer,” you’ll find millions of webpages. But be careful, not everything you read online is true. Moffitt Cancer Center is diving into the hard facts and setting the record straight on some of the more common cancer myths. Read More

Diet Diminishes Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

A low-fat, plant-based diet has been linked to a reduced risk of death from breast cancer. Read More

Baseball Fans Swing for the Fences with Skin Screenings

Baseball fans up and down Florida’s West coast took advantage of Moffitt Cancer Center’s 12th annual Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour this year. Read More

People at Higher Risk for HIV Infection Are Skipping Vaccination

New study shows HPV vaccination rates are low among those at high risk for HIV and HPV infection. Read More

Excess Body Weight at Younger Ages Increases Risk of Dying from Pancreatic Cancer

Excess body weight before age 50 may be strongly associated with a higher risk of dying from pancreatic cancer than excess weight at older ages. Read More

Tampa Bay Area Men Flock to Moffitt’s 19th Annual Men’s Health Forum

The annual forum is a way for Tampa Bay area men to get screened for a variety of health issues, all at no charge. Read More

At-Home Test is as Effective as Colonoscopy

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and women in the United States. Read More

Younger, Inactive People at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Early-onset colorectal cancer, which occurs in patients under age 50, is increasing across the United States and internationally. Read More

A Shot Against Cancer

Without consistent messaging, Florida HPV vaccination rates trail the nation. Read More

Beauty is Skin Deep

Former Miss Universe diagnosed with Melanoma Read More

Gallbladder Cancer: The Signs & Symptoms You Need to Know

The signs and symptoms of gallbladder cancer are mild and often ignored. Read More

You Have an Abnormal Pap Smear—Now What?

Five questions to ask your doctor. Read More

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

Grey’s Anatomy Star Misinforms on Ovarian Cancer

She may play a doctor on television, but Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is no medical expert. Read More

New Test Can Help Predict Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women

The test can more accurately predict whether an HPV-positive woman would develop cervical cancer within five years compared to a Pap test. Read More

Can Eating Organic Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

A new study suggests eating only organic fruits and veggies can reduce your risk of developing certain cancers Read More

Can Cell Phones and Other Household Items Increase Your Cancer Risk?

Understanding the differences between non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. Read More

Breast Cancer in Men

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women besides skin cancer, but it also impacts men. Read More

Why You Should Fall for Pumpkin This Season

Pumpkins and winter squashes are a great cancer prevention and cancer survivorship food. Read More

Adults Can Now Get the HPV Vaccine

FDA approves HPV vaccination for men and women up to age 45. Read More

Early PSA Testing Could Help Predict Prostate Cancer Among Black Men

New study suggests midlife PSA testing is key to predicting aggressive prostate cancer. Read More

Evidence Mounts Linking Aspirin to Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

New study shows daily use can reduce risk by 23 percent Read More

Mom-Daughter Duo Find Purpose in Club After Breast Cancer Journey

Marnee Long and her daughter fundraise and advocate for breast cancer through Tampa Catholic’s ‘Think Pink’ club. Read More

PSA Testing: What Is It and Is It Right for Me?

Screening can help find many prostate cancers early, but there are still questions about whether the benefits of screening outweigh the risks for most men. Read More

Global Cancer Deaths Expected to Rise to Nearly 10 Million This Year

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer deaths are expected to rise to nearly 10 million this year. Read More

5 Signs of Ovarian Cancer You Could Be Missing

Early stages of the disease often cause no symptoms and the cancer has usually spread by the time it is diagnosed. Read More

Is Your Favorite Breakfast Serving Up a Dose of Weed Killer?

Oat-based foods contain unsafe amounts of herbicide, report says. Read More

What is Radon?

Radon has been making headlines, but do you know what it is? Read More

Do Late Night Dinners Increase Your Cancer Risks?

Study shows two-hour wait between dinner and bedtime correlates to lower breast, prostate cancer risks. Read More

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

Sunscreen Pills Are A Thing, But The Thing Is, They Don’t Really Work

Moffitt Cancer Center doctors warn that there’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen. Read More

Changes to CT Scan Prep

Many patients undergoing a CT scan at Moffitt can drink water instead of barium contrast. Read More

American Cancer Society Says Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin Earlier

The group released new guidelines calling for screenings to start at age 45. Read More

Does the Use of Plastic Containers in the Microwave Cause Cancer?

We’ve all heard the myth that microwaving plastic containers can release cancer-causing substances into your food, but is it true? Read More

Baby Boomers: Are You #HepAware?

Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer. The disease is on the rise, and boomers are the most at risk. Read More

New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

Should men be screened for prostate cancer? The answer can be tricky. New guidelines are helping you make the right choice. Read More

When 30 is the new 40

New guidelines recommend women get screened for breast cancer beginning at age 30. Read More

Getting a Gel Manicure? You May Want To Pack Your Sunscreen

Consider applying SPF to your hands and feet the next time you get a mani and pedi. Read More

The Power of Vitality: Clinic Helps Patients Who Have Lost Appetite and Weight

For most advanced-stage cancer patients, the disease is not the only battle they’re fighting. Read More

Studies Show More Cancer Recurrences with Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies

Data presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology meeting shows that while MIS - which includes robotic surgeries - has been gaining momentum, an open radical hysterectomy may be a better choice. Read More

'Nightmare Germs' Shouldn’t Keep You Awake

The germs that cause infections are getting smarter. But there are simple things you can do to stay healthy and safe. Read More

Manning Up To Eliminate HPV

A new study suggests that physicians are less likely to recommend the HPV vaccine for boys. Read More

Popping the Blue Pill Could Cut the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Scientists have discovered a potential new use for the little blue pill. Read More

FDA Makes Moves to Curb Nicotine Addiction

The United States Food and Drug Administration is making a bold move to help smokers kick the habit. Read More

Thinking of Eating Almonds and Cashews? Go Nuts.

A bite-size snack may have a big impact when it comes to colon cancer. Read More

Very Berry and Spinach Salad

You can't miss fresh strawberries in the grocery aisle. Did you know this superfruit is rich in folates, vitamin C and packed with antioxidants? Try this recipe for a sweet twist to your salad! Read More

Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Rare, Deadly and on the Rise

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare but deadly type of skin cancer that is on the rise, driven by an aging population. Read More

What You Need to Know about At-Home Tests and Colonoscopies

Have you been prescribed a home colorectal test kit? Experts say they are effective, if used correctly. Read More

Is Daylight Saving Time Hurting Your Health

Heart attacks, strokes and miscarriages: Find out how Daylight Saving Time may be dangerous for your health. Read More

Savor the Strawberry

Will you be among the half a million expected at the annual Florida Strawberry Festival? Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of strawberries are important for cancer prevention. Read More

You Can Test Cancer Risk from Home with Consumer DNA Kit

A new FDA approved at-home genetic testing kit can help you determine if you’re at an increased risk for breast cancer, but is it the best option for you? Read More

Your Chance to Eliminate Cancer

HPV is so common that nearly everyone - men and women - will get it at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More

There’s No Sugar Coating It: Sugary Soft Drinks Linked to Cancer

You may want to think twice before pouring yourself another glass of soda. The sweet drink has been linked to cancer. Read More

Cleaning or Smoking: Which is Worse for Your Lungs?

A new study suggests household chores could be harmful to your health. Read More

New Study Links Ultra-Processed Foods to Cancer

Processed foods can cause you to pack on the pounds, but now there’s another reason to think twice before hitting the drive-thru. Read More

Flu Can Hit Cancer Patients Hardest

Weakened immune systems can lead to life-threatening complications. Flu shots are OK, but no nasal spray, doctors say. Read More

Five Flu Fallacies

Think you know how to prevent the flu? Understanding some basic flu facts is the key to protecting ourselves and others from infection. Read More

Do DNA Test Kits Put Your Privacy on the Line?

Users should be aware of the potential privacy concerns before buying (or gifting) at-home DNA test kits. Read More

New Florida Bill Would Mandate HPV Vaccine for Public School Students

A bill has been introduced in the Florida Legislature that would require public school students to be vaccinated for human papillomavirus, or HPV. Read More

Cervical Cancer Q&A with Dr. Chon

Dr. Hye Sook Chon, a gynecologic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, answers frequently asked questions about cervical cancer. Read More