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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 Clinic

Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: Debunking Four Common Myths

Learn the truth behind common misunderstandings about breast reconstruction.

Memorial Sloan Kettering reconstructive surgeon Babak Mehrara.

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Three Breast Lumps That Aren’t Cancer

Learn about the different types of benign breast lumps.

road sign

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Rays of Hope: Radiation Technique Controls Inoperable Liver Tumors

Learn how a new treatment approach using high-dose radiation has given hope to people with inoperable tumors.

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Christopher Crane speaks with a patient.

In the News

Former MSK Immunologist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Allison is being honored for discovering how to take the brakes off cancer-fighting immune cells.

James Allison

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In Conversation: Two Neuroblastoma Experts on Their Hopes for the Future

Hear from two MSK scientists who are leading the charge to develop new drugs for an aggressive pediatric cancer.

MSK medical oncologist Nai-Kong Cheung

Q & A

HPV Vaccine and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

HPV-associated cancers are on the rise, but only about half of all adolescents in the United States have received the full series of shots. In this Q & A, Chrisann Kyi talks about why it's so important for young people to get vaccinated.

A nurse gives a girl a vaccination.

In The Clinic

Proof that Fecal Transplants Can Restore a Gut’s Natural Balance of Microbes

A clinical trial at MSK has shown that fecal transplants are safe in people who have had stem cell or bone marrow transplants.

Ying Taur

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Birth Control and Cancer Risk: 6 Things You Should Know

Find out what an MSK gynecologist thinks you should know about birth control and cancer risk.

A woman considering birth control pills

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What Really Matters in Treating Brain Cancer: An Interview with Two MSK Experts

Two of MSK's top brain experts reflect on how they care for people and recent advances in treatment.

Viviane Tabar and Lisa DeAngelis