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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Dr. Schabath: Lung Cancer Screening is a 'Life-Saving Tool'

Dr. Matthew Schabath spoke with Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend on WFTS-TV about the importance of lung cancer screenings. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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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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


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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


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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


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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


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Ask the Experts: Do You Have Questions About Colon Cancer?

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Moffitt Cancer Center invites you to tap into our expansive network of health experts via our new "Ask the Experts" Facebook Live series. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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As You Observe Black History Month, Take Some Time to Think About Cancer Prevention in the African American Population

One notable area of disparity that receives relatively little attention is the high incidence of cancer among the black/African Americans community. Read More


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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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Infographic: What You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer

During National Cervical Health Awareness Month, learn about the risks of cervical cancer and how to prevent and detect it early. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Does Sunscreen Block Vitamin D From the Sun?

Most people know that calcium is essential for building and maintaining strong, healthy bones. However, this vital nutrient can only reach its full bone-strengthening potential in the presence of a sufficient amount of vitamin D, which helps the body to effectively absorb and use calcium. Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Moffitt Joins Nation's Cancer Centers to Endorse HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention

In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Moffitt Cancer Center has joined 68 other top cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. Read More


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What Women Should Know About New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

To maximize the number of lives saved, Moffitt Cancer Center recommends annual screening mammography beginning at age 40 for women at average risk. Read More


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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


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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


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What Are The Warning Signs of Cancer?

What Are The Warning Signs of Cancer? Read More


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Am I At Risk For Cancer?

What are cancer risk factors? Learn more about cancer risk at moffitt.org Read More


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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