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Listen in: Dr. Jhanelle Gray - Conversations about Black Health Equity

The fourth episode of Moffitt Cancer Center's Cancer in our Community podcast focuses on digital health and features Dr. Jhanelle Gray. Read More

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Can Blood Work Detect Cancer?

Blood work can provide a host of valuable health-related information. But can it detect cancer? Click here to find out. Read More

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What Is Genetic Testing for Cancer?

If you believe you may be at risk for cancer due to your family history, you should talk with a genetic counselor. Read about genetic testing for cancer here. Read More

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When Do You Need to See an Oncologist?

An oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating tumors. Click here to find out when you need to see a cancer specialist. Read More

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Why Is Colorectal Cancer So Common?

Although the risk of colorectal cancer is known to increase with age, its incidence among people younger than 50 is on the rise. Read More

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What Can Be Done to Prevent Gallbladder Cancer?

There is no screening test for gallbladder cancer, which usually does not cause noticeable symptoms. Therefore, prevention is key. Find out what you can do. Read More

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Red Spot on Breast: Bug Bite, Pimple or Cancer?

Finding a red spot on your breast can be alarming, but often it’s a pimple, bug bite, or rash and not cancer. Read More

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Can Rashes Be a Sign of Cancer?

Skin rashes are common and can develop for a variety of reasons, such as allergies and infections. But could a rash also be a sign of cancer? Read More

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Safety and Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

Parent should consider that there is a rigorous testing and approval process for all vaccines, including the HPV vaccine. Read More

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10 Tips to Lower the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer cannot be completely prevented, but there are some ways to lower the risk, and many women don’t know about them. Read these 10 tips. Read More

Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer

Eight Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

Early detection of breast cancer can lead to the best possible outcome. Protect your health by learning about the eight most common warning signs. Read More

How Often Should You Get A Colonoscopy

How Often Should You Get a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a relatively simple – yet potentially life-saving – colon cancer screening test. Find out how often you should be tested. Read More

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Can an Ultrasound Detect Cancer?

Ultrasound testing is often used as the first step in the standard cancer diagnostic process. But, can this imaging test actually detect cancer? Read More

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Can a Benign Breast Lump Become Cancerous?

Breast lumps are very common, and most are not cancerous. Were you recently diagnosed with a benign breast lump? Click here to find out what that means. Read More

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor After Cancer Treatment

As you begin a new chapter as a cancer survivor, you might be wondering how to stay healthy. Here are some questions to ask your doctor after cancer treatment. Read More

How Cancer Affects Dental Health

How Cancer Affects Dental Health

Did you know that cancer can affect your teeth, gums and mouth? Learn about some dental health changes that can occur during cancer treatment. Read More


Is Skin Cancer Itchy?

An itchy skin rash could be a warning sign of skin cancer. But, itching is very common and can occur for many reasons other than cancer. Read More

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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

Despite the proven benefits of colorectal cancer screening, many people actively avoid this potentially life-saving procedure simply because they feel frightened or intimidated by it. Read More


Does Drinking Alcohol Increase My Risk of Cancer?

Alcohol can take a significant toll on your body, including a dangerous link between alcohol consumption and cancer. Read More


Make a New Year’s Resolution to Schedule a Cancer Screening

With the dawn of a New Year now on the horizon, many people are taking stock of their lifestyle and resolving to make some healthy changes. Read More


Five Things to Know About a Lung Cancer Screening

What is a low-dose CT scan? Who should get a lung cancer screening? Find the answers to these questions are more. Read More


What to Expect During Your Lung Cancer Screening

You may have many questions about what to expect during a lung cancer screening. Learn more about the comprehensive lung cancer screening program at Moffitt. Read More


Infographic: Tips To Prevent Falls

Do you or a loved one feel unsteady when out and about? Cancer patients – regardless of age – are at high risk for falls because of side effects from treatment or the disease itself. Read More


What Does a Throat Cancer Lump Feel Like?

Throat cancer is a condition that is characterized by the development of malignant tumors in the throat, voice box (larynx) or tonsils. Read More


Ways to Teach Kids About Sun Safety

Even if sun-safe practices are second nature to you, explaining sun safety to your children might still be a bit of a challenge. Read More

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Is There a Correlation Between Alcohol Consumption and Cancer Risk?

Many people are unaware that researchers have linked heavy drinking to an increased of several types of cancer. Read More


What are the Different Types of Genetic Testing?

Your medical team may recommend genetic testing to help inform treatment and medical management decisions or help us learn if you are at increased risk for specific types of cancer. Read More


Infographic: Prevention Tips for Gynecologic Cancer

We encourage women to take charge of their health by becoming more familiar with their bodies and learning to recognize possible signs of gynecologic cancer. Read More


Don’t Procrastinate When It Comes to Your Health – Here Are Some Reasons to See a Doctor

Like many people, you can probably come up with a long list of reasons and rationalizations – many of which are legitimate – that keep you away from doctors' offices. Read More


Five Facts About Breast Dimpling and Cancer

Lumps in the breast are often the most common sign that women check for when performing self-breast exams but a lesser-known symptom of breast cancer is dimpling of the breast. Read More


Infographic: HPV Vaccine is Key to Preventing Certain Cancers

Today, with just one vaccine, it is possible to prevent several types of cancer affecting both women and men. Read More


Five Questions With: Dr. Amber Orman on Nutrition and Clean Eating

We sat down with radiation oncologist Dr. Amber Orman to get her take on nutrition, diet and if she has any food weaknesses. Read More


August Is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month – Learn How Breastfeeding Can Influence Cancer Risk

The main goal of Breastfeeding Awareness Month is to encourage conversation and build support for the policy and practice changes necessary to create a landscape of breastfeeding support. Read More


Vertigo – Should You Be Concerned?

Vertigo is an unsettling feeling that the world is spinning around you while you’re standing still. Sometimes accompanied by nausea, this sensation can occur as you turn your head or change body positions. Read More


Infographic: When To Schedule a Cancer Screening

It's important to follow recommendations for screening tests because when cancer is found early, it is most likely treatable. Read More


Meet the Experts: Q&A About Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. Learn more about risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Read More


May Is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – It's a Perfect Time to Think About Cancer Prevention

As we celebrate the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched the history of America, we should also recognize some of the unique health challenges faced by this population. Read More


What to Look for When Buying Sunglasses

It’s important to wear sunglasses that adequately protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Read More


Household Cleaners – When Should You Wear Gloves?

If you’re interested in using safer and gentler household cleaning products, in some cases you can easily make your own environmentally friendly alternatives to the harsh chemical versions. Read More


What are the Symptoms of Depression?

When it's untreated depression can make it harder to enjoy usual activities and follow treatment plans. Read More


It’s Air Quality Awareness Month – Learn How to Improve the Air You Breathe Inside Your Home

Should you really be worried about indoor air quality? In a word, yes. Read More


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


Does a Breast Lump Always Mean Cancer?

While a breast lump is the most common warning sign of breast cancer, it is also important to understand that not all breast lumps are cancerous. 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


Infographic: What Are the Signs of Head and Neck Cancer?

Head and neck cancer symptoms can affect areas of the mouth, throat, larynx, nose or sinuses. Familiar symptoms could be a sign of head and neck cancer if they last longer than two weeks. Read More


March Is Multiple Myeloma Awareness and Action Month

Exactly what is multiple myeloma? Even though it is the second most common form of blood cancer, many people have never heard of it. Read More


Five Signs of Colorectal Cancer

By understanding your risks and learning to identify possible warning signs, you may be able to avoid colorectal cancer. Read More


March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Protect Yourself by Learning More About This Often Preventable Condition

Colorectal cancer is sometimes referred to as a "silent cancer," mainly because it often produces no symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Read More


Five Myths About Colonoscopies

We spoke with Dr. Mark Friedman, a gastroenterologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, to tackle myths about colonoscopies and colon cancer. Read More


Free Health Screenings Offered at Men's Health Forum

Moffitt Cancer Center and nearly 80 other community organizations have partnered for the 17th annual Men’s Health Forum which offers free health screenings, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, HIV/AIDS/STI, skin cancer and more, to medically-underserved and uninsured men in the Tampa Bay area. Read More


Infographic: 7 Steps to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Your risk for cancer can be directly influenced by certain lifestyle choices. Learn about some simple steps that you can take to lead a healthier life. Read More


February Is National Cancer Prevention Month – Take Some Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk

Studies show that currently one out of every three cancer cases could possibly have been prevented through simple lifestyle changes. 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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Common Myths About Mammograms

Here are some common myths about mammograms that you should be aware of, along with the pertinent clarifying information. Read More


As Flu Season Approaches, It's Time to Get a Flu Shot

The upcoming flu season is approaching. The flu is caused by a virus that is spread by coughing, sneezing and close contact with infected people. Read More


September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Being Informed Can Save Your Life

In the United States, one in seven men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point during their lives. However, the condition can often be detected early, and when it is, there is significant hope. Read More


National Men’s Health Week

The main goals of National Men’s Health Week are to raise awareness of preventable health problems that affect males of all ages, and to encourage their early detection and prompt treatment. Read More


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


Does Sunscreen Block Vitamin D From the Sun?

Most people know that Vitamin D helps build strong bones and is activated by the sun. Does sunscreen block it? Get the facts. Read More


National Women’s Health Week – Empowering Women to Prioritize Their Health

National Women’s Health Week is celebrated as a reminder to all women to take steps that can help them live healthier and happier lives. Read More


Don’t Fry Day – Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer Today and Every Day

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. With more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year in the United States, its incidence has reached epidemic proportions. But, the good news is that almost all cases are entirely preventable. Read More


When Are Headaches Dangerous?

Even though headaches can cause mild to severe discomfort and sometimes interfere with daily activities, most occurrences are not a cause for alarm. Read More


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


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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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – Learn to Perform a Self-Exam

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month was established to promote the importance of learning and recognizing the early signs of this condition. Read More


What Is Known About the Link Between Obesity and Cancer?

Steadily on the rise in America, obesity recently overtook tobacco use as the number one preventable cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Read More


Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week – Knowing What to Look For

Each year, more than 55,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancers. Most of these cases are preventable – or, when found and treated early, even curable. Read More


At What Age Should You Get Your First Colonoscopy?

This important test can prevent the development of colorectal cancer, the third most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States (excluding skin cancer). Read More


6 Powerful Strategies for Cancer Prevention

Did you know that environmental exposures, lifestyle choices and other factors that can be changed or avoided account for between 70 percent to 90 percent of gene mutations that cause cancer? Read More

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Men's Cancer Screening Checklist

This checklist lets you know which cancer screening tests we recommend most highly. There are several screening options to choose for convenience, cost or accessibility. Read More

Women's Cancer Screening Checklist

Women's Cancer Screening Checklist

Women's Cancer Screening Checklist: You may be at increased risk because of family history, your personal medical history, lifestyle and environmental factors. If you are at increased risk for cancer, you may need a diagnostic testing plan established by a doctor. Read More


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