Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Oldest & Largest Private Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK or MSKCC) is the world's oldest and largest private cancer center caring for cancer patients for more than 130 years. This cancer center works by keeping the patients at the center of all the work, focusing on caring and supporting the patients and their families at every instance.
The word "cancer" is terrifying, but doctors and scientists now know a lot more about this deadly illness than before, and the treatment success rate has never been better before. Nowadays, doctors are able to cure more than 50 % of individuals diagnosed with cancer, and many live long and relatively normal lives with cancer. Memorial Sloan Kettering offers you the best available treatment for your exact problem.
Cancer patients from all over the world are welcome at MSKCC. This cancer center delivers exceptional care and support by formulating treatment plans for each patient, irrespective of the treatment stage.
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Know About the Most Common Cancer Types
Head and neck cancers include cancers that start in several areas of the head and throat, such as the sinuses, tongue, gums, roof of the mouth, larynx, lips, and salivary glands, but not including cancers of the brain and eyes. The skill and experience of MSKCC's surgeons in head and neck surgery are unprecedented...Read More
The type of cancer where the cells in the ovaries, cervix, and endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus) multiply and grow out of control are called ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancer, respectively. MSKCC's surgeons are continually working and leading the way to improve surgical methods...Read More
In breast cancer, the cells in the breast grow out of control. MSKCC is a leader in pioneering new ways to treat breast cancer, which has resulted in optimal outcomes for the 4,500 new breast cancer patients that consult each year. Most of the latest and effective breast cancer treatments developed in the last ten years were studied...Read More
Lung cancer, the abnormal growth of cells in the lungs and bronchi (the airways that carry air into the lungs), is amongst the most commonly diagnosed cancers. Surgeons at MSKCC perform more than 1,200 surgeries for lung cancer each year, with one of the US's lowest complication rates. Using MSK-IMPACT, doctors match...Read More
Cancer that originates or develops in the lining of the stomach is called gastric or stomach cancer. And esophageal cancer develops inside the 10-inch hollow tube that carries food to the stomach called the esophagus. Patients suffering from Barrett's esophagus...Read More
Liver cancer develops in the liver, the largest internal organ located below the right lung. Biliary cancer or cholangiocarcinoma forms in the thin bile ducts that carry the digestive enzyme bile. Pancreatic cancer originates in the cells of the pancreas...Read More
Sarcoma is cancer that originates in the body's soft tissues, such as fat, muscles, nerves, tendons, blood vessels, and lymph vessels, and can occur anywhere in the body and any organ. The most common areas affected are arms and legs. MSKCC doctors see more than 600 new patients with sarcoma every year and operate...Read More
Abnormal or cancerous cell growth in the brain is called brain tumor or cancer. There are various types of brain tumors, some of which are non-cancerous, while some are cancerous. And they are also tumors that begin in the brain (primary brain tumors) and those that spread...Read More
Lymphoma develops due to abnormal growth of lymphocytes, a white blood cell type that makes the body's immune system, which are located in the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, bone marrow, and thymus gland-like organs. MSKCC's multispecialty team consists of more than 30 internationally...Read More
Leukemia or blood cancer develops due to the abnormal growth of blood-forming tissues, bone marrow, and the lymphatic system. Some types of leukemia are more common in children, while others occur mostly in adults. MSKCC leukemia experts use various tests to diagnose leukemia. Tests also show changes in the bone marrow or genetic...Read More
Multiple myeloma originates in a white blood cell called the plasma cell. These cells make antibodies that protect our body from foreign bodies and microorganisms and fight infections. Every patient at MSKCC receives personalized treatment from a team of experts from various specialties who are focused on caring for patients with multiple myeloma...Read More
Childhood cancers are rare, and advances in treatment have improved survival rates drastically. Still, pediatric cancer remains the second leading cause of death in children (between 1 and 14 years of age). Unlike adult cancer, most childhood cancers do not have a known cause. As environmental and lifestyle...Read More
Certain cancer treatment or some types of cancer puts cancer patients at risk for some blood disorders. These blood disorders or blood-related complications due to cancer treatment include blood clots, bleeding disorders, and anemia. These complications can make cancer treatment challenging. For patients...Read More
MSKCC India Services
MSKCC has 1,300+ doctors from all the subspecialties of oncology who are experts in their field. These doctors explain the cancer diagnosis and stage, deliver high-quality and compassionate care, help patients manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer, and treat all types of cancer. At any given time, more than 1000 clinical trials that test new cancer drugs or other treatment modalities are on at MSKCC. At MSKCC, doctors use a highly sophisticated genomic-sequencing test called MSK-IMPACT, which helps determine therapies that will most likely benefit the patient. With this test's help, doctors at MSKCC identify if HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is the cause of head and neck cancers or estrogen is accelerating breast cancer growth, and they will suggest personalized treatment. The cancer care team includes pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, oncology nurses, and many more doctors from other areas of medicine.