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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.

Feature

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

Giving

Dance Heals: Dréa’s Dream

Andréa Rizzo survived childhood cancer but was killed by a drunk driver at age 24. Her dream, to give children with cancer the gift of dance, continues in her name.

MSK pediatric cancer patient

SUPPORT

Can People with Breast Cancer Benefit from Complementary Medicine?

MSK medical oncologist and acupuncturist Ting Bao discusses the symptoms that arise during breast cancer treatment and how integrative medicine may help relieve them.

Video

Musicians On Call: Volunteers with a Melodious Bedside Manner

The volunteer organization Musicians On Call complements therapy with bedside performances.

Pictured: Musician Volunteer

Profile

Kicking through Pediatric Cancer with Martial Arts Instructor Robin Hardbattle

Robin Hardbattle has adapted traditional martial arts practices to the hospital setting so that our pediatric patients can better cope with the stresses of cancer diagnosis and treatment.