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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

Feature

Three Breast Lumps That Aren’t Cancer

Learn about the different types of benign breast lumps.

road sign

Finding

Study Suggests More People with Kidney Cancer Should Be Screened for Hereditary Cancer Genes

Researchers have found that more than 20% of people with a type of cancer called advanced non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma have disease that is driven by inherited cancer mutations.

Papillary renal cell carcinoma under the microscope

In the Clinic

A Family Discovers an Unexpected Cancer Risk in Their Genes

Two brothers discuss their surprise at being diagnosed with Lynch syndrome.

MSK surgeon José Guillem and patient Elliot Katz

Feature

When Is a Headache a Symptom of a Brain Tumor?

Find out when to consult a doctor for a bad headache.

Woman wincing in pain

Finding

Genomic Marker Is Associated with Lynch Syndrome, a Hereditary Cancer Condition, Across Many Different Cancers

Tumors with a biomarker called high microsatellite instability have been linked to inherited cancer mutations.

Zsofia Stadler presents at the ASCO meeting

In the Clinic

Noninvasive Imaging Tools Enable Better Detection of Skin Cancer

MSK dermatologists are using noninvasive imaging methods to detect skin cancer and guide its treatment.

mmunofluorescent light micrograph of melanoma cancer cells

In the Clinic

Skin Cancer Screening and Self-Exams: Four Things You Need to Know

Screening and self-examinations can help detect skin cancer. The disease is diagnosed in more people each year in the United States than all other cancers combined.

MSK dermatologist Elizabeth Quigley examines an older male patient

In the Clinic

Colonoscopy and Other Screening Methods for Colon and Rectal Cancer: What You Should Know

Learn about the different options for colorectal cancer screening and why MSK experts believe that screening is so important.

MSK gastroenterologists Emmy Ludwig, Robin Mendelsohn, and Hans Gerdes

In the Clinic

3 Things to Know about Cervical Cancer

Learn from gynecologic surgeon Vance Broach about cervical cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Doctor putting a band-aid on a girl's arm