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Q & A

Helping Doctors "Do No Harm" by Addressing Medical Test Overuse

Learn how MSK is clarifying how unnecessary medical tests can harm a patient's well-being.

MSK internal medicine specialist Deborah Korenstein

Q & A

What Women Should Know about Breast Density and Cancer Risk

In this Q&A, MSK radiologist Sandra Brennan discusses what is known about the link between breast density and cancer risk.

Sandra Brennan with a patient

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

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