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A Decade of Progress in Cancer Care, and What’s Next

Advances in diagnosis and treatment, especially those made over the past ten years, have played a significant role in the decline in cancer deaths. Learn about those advances — and what to expect in the next ten years.

A female nurse talks with a female patient, who is sitting in an exam chair

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Creative Care: How Origami Can Help Heal

Meet Vanessa Tran, a nurse turned volunteer who uses art to support healing.

Vanessa Tran folding paper cranes

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Whole-Person Healing: Celebrating 20 Years of Integrative Medicine at MSK

Learn about the evolution of the Integrative Medicine Service (IMS) at Memorial Sloan Kettering, which was founded in 1999.

Two women doing yoga together

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What Is CBD Oil, and Can It Help People with Cancer?

Find out why people are interested in CBD oil for cancer.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil

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How I Used Photography to Get Through Breast Cancer Treatment: Anna’s Story

Meet Anna, who underwent care for breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering and documented the experience in photos.

Asha blowing bubbles at last treatment

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

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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

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