On Cancer: Integrative Medicine

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Feature

From Employee to Patient: I Worked at MSK and Then Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Find out what it’s like to undergo cancer treatment when you work at a cancer hospital like Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Laura Ostrowsky sitting at desk

In the Lab

Kratom: What Research Tells Us about This Controversial Supplement for Pain Relief

Learn about kratom, an herbal product that some believe acts as a painkiller and could help those with cancer.

kratom leaves and pill

Finding

Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Cancer Survivors With Insomnia

Learn about ways that you can reduce insomnia without medication.

Jun Mao, Chief of MSK's Integrative Medicine Service, delivers acupuncture

Support

Sleepless in Cancerland: 3 Methods for Battling Insomnia as a Cancer Patient and Survivor

Learn how people with cancer can reduce insomnia during and after treatment.

Alarm clock in foreground with person (out of focus) in bed in the background.

Q&A

How Meditation Can Help Those Affected by Cancer: At Work with Emily Herzlin

Meet Emily Herzlin, who teaches mindfulness and meditation at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK Integrative Medicine meditation instructor Emily Herzlin

Q&A

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors with Hot Flashes? New Study Says Yes

Discover how acupuncture may help improve sleep in women with breast cancer who have hot flashes.

Patients say electro-acupuncture feels like a gentle tapping of the skin, according to Dr. Mao.

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Five Natural Remedies for Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Discover five natural remedies for mouth dryness (xerostomia) and mouth sores, common side effects of cancer treatment.

A bowl of ginseng root sitting next to a teapot.

Ask the Expert

Coping with Active Surveillance

Learn strategies for handling anxiety you may feel if you’re in active surveillance, also called watchful waiting, from Memorial Sloan Kettering psychiatrist Andrew Roth.

MSK internist Debra Mangino

Feature

Nine Things to Be Thankful for at MSK

Our staff and volunteers do much more than care for patients’ medical needs. Here’s a list of some of the many ways we try to make people’s lives better.

Two dogs wearing hats.

In the Clinic

The Truth behind Three Natural Cancer “Cures”

The wide variety of claims about alternative “cures” for cancer can be quite convincing. Find out what science has to say about these alleged alternative cancer treatments.

Cannabis oil is often heralded as an alternative cure for cancer