Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Survivors

Raul De Molina, Kidney Cancer

Raul De Molina
I don't know what it would have been like if I had gone anywhere else. Raul De Molina, Kidney Cancer
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Lillian and Elijah Barrios, Retinoblastoma and Osteosarcoma

Lillian and Elijah Barrios
Every time we come here, it's like we're coming to our second home. Lillian and Elijah Barrios, Retinoblastoma and Osteosarcoma
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Victor Borges, Melanoma

Victor Borges
Everything I had to do, I was going to do. Victor Borges, Melanoma
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Bob Jean, Colon Cancer

Bob Jean, Colon Cancer
At Sylvester, my experience has been that people really, really care. Bob Jean, Colon Cancer
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Carla Hill, Breast Cancer

Carla Hill, Breast Cancer Survivor
My surgeon here at Sylvester was about fighting it and getting me through it. Carla Hill, Breast Cancer
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Highlighted Programs at Sylvester

The Pap Corps

The Pap Corps

The Pap Corps has raised over $53 Million to support cancer research at Sylvester.

NanoKnife blue cells


State-of-the-art treatment can eliminate tumors in liver, lungs, kidneys, and other soft tissues.

News & Events

News and Philanthropic Spotlights


U Survive & Thrive

Sylvester’s U Survive & Thrive program for cancer survivors is designed to provide guidance for implementing healthy lifestyle behaviors, improving cardiovascular fitness levels and increasing muscle conditioning in a safe and supervised setting. The U Survive & Thrive program is designed for cancer survivors who are nearing treatment completion and focusing on physical recovery.

Serenity at Sylvester

A weekly support group devoted to achieving serenity through sharing, faith, and the will to live a life of fulfillment while facing the challenges of the cancer journey. Patients with any type of cancer at any stage are welcome.

Topics may include:
• Any and all thoughts, feelings, and concerns that group members bring up regarding their cancer diagnosis, as well as its effect on their lives
• Strategies to cope with the physical, social, and psychological consequences of cancer (e.g., relaxation training and pain management)
• Coping with existential concerns
• Improving communication with friends, relatives, and care providers