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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.

March 3, 2015
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.

October 23, 2014
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Recognizing and Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Psychiatrist William Breitbart answers questions about coping with the debilitating exhaustion that can result from cancer treatment.

June 30, 2014
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Musicians On Call: Volunteers with a Melodious Bedside Manner

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

May 28, 2014
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.

April 28, 2014
How do I know if a dietary supplement contains what the label says it contains?

Pharmacist and herbalist Simon Yeung gives consumers tips on how to determine whether an herb or dietary supplement contains what’s indicated on the label.

January 17, 2014
Pictured: Lara Benusis
What are the benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment?

Lara Benusis, head of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Exercise and Yoga Program, discusses what cancer patients should know about exercise during and after treatment.

January 2, 2014
Study Shows Acupuncture May Relieve Chronic Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment

A Memorial Sloan Kettering study suggests that lymphedema of the arm, a swelling that can occur following breast cancer treatment, may be reduced by acupuncture.

June 19, 2013
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Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy after Cancer Treatment

Peripheral neuropathy — a nerve disorder that can cause weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain — is a common chemotherapy side effect. Treatments are available to help improve your quality of life.

March 4, 2013
Coping with “Scanxiety” during and after Cancer Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts offer strategies for dealing with concerns about cancer treatments, procedures, and scans.

January 18, 2013
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Unveils About Herbs Mobile Application

About Herbs, presented by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service, gives mobile device users a comprehensive guide to botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more.

October 4, 2012
Clinical Trials Analysis Finds Acupuncture Effective for Treating Chronic Pain

In the most rigorous analysis of its kind to date, Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers find acupuncture to be an effective therapy for several types of pain.

September 11, 2012
Acupuncture Helps Ease Side Effects and Symptoms of Some Cancers

Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects — such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting — associated with a variety of cancers and their treatments. Experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service, who have either conducted or reviewed many of those studies, recommend that cancer patients interested in acupuncture seek a certified or licensed acupuncturist who has training or past experience working with individuals with cancer.

May 1, 2010
Barrie Cassileth, Gary Deng, Simon Yeung, and Kathleen Wesa
The Integrative Medicine Service Marks a Decade of Caring for Patients

Since 1999, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service has provided complementary therapies that improve quality of life for Memorial Sloan Kettering patients by alleviating symptoms of cancer.

October 1, 2009
Pictured: Paul Glare
Palliative Care: Easing Pain and Providing Relief for Those with Advanced Cancer

More than twenty-five years ago, Memorial Sloan Kettering was the first cancer hospital to create a pain and palliative care service. Today, the service continues to work to relieve, or palliate, the pain and distress that may be experienced by cancer patients — both those in active, curative treatment and those with advanced, late-stage cancers.

June 1, 2009

Related Media Coverage

The Intriguing Health Benefits of Qigong

Integrative medicine specialist Yang Yang spoke about the use of qigong for cancer patients.

September 30, 2013
Reishi Mushrooms as Remedy?

Herbalist K. Simon Yeung spoke about the cancer-fighting properties of reishi mushrooms.

September 17, 2013
Hold the Salmon: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer

Epidemiologist Andrew Vickers commented on a study that linked omega-3 fatty acids to an elevated risk of prostate cancer.

July 11, 2013
Alternative Therapies Offer Pain Relief to Cancer Patients

Integrative Medicine Service Chief Barrie Cassileth was interviewed about complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga for cancer patients. Massage therapist Jane Greene, acupuncturist Yi Chan, and T'ai Chi instructor Yang Yang were also filmed with patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

October 15, 2012
Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Patients after Neck Dissection

New data from a randomized, controlled trial found that acupuncture provided significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection.

May 31, 2008