The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, is 1 of 41 cancer centers in the United States to receive the National Cancer Institute’s designation as a comprehensive cancer center, and it is the only such center based in the state of Florida.
Camp Bluebird—is it a special place or a special program or is it just that special feeling you have after you’ve been there? Can you explain Camp Bluebird to others, or do you just have to experience it firsthand? Is it like the camps that we remember as children, rustic and full of splinters, or is it butterflies and fireflies? It is all of these things and more.
Throughout the year, many organizations promote breast cancer awareness. Healthcare professionals, public service groups, and government agencies work diligently to provide education and information about the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007—this compares to 3 million cancer survivors in 1971 and 9.8 million in 2001.
Breast cancer survivors who suffer from depression can safely take both tamoxifen and a concomitant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, according to a large population-based observational study presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.