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Patient and Health Care Consumer Education Guide: Welcome

Guiding patients, family members, caregivers, consumers, and the larger MSK community to cancer information.

This page is for those who want an introduction to the MSK Library's Patient and Health Care Consumer Education Guide and its resources.

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Hello and Welcome

Thank you for considering Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for cancer care. 

This guide was created by the MSK Library to help you explore cancer information via different topics:

Purpose of Guide

The purpose of this guide is to:

  • Serve as a reliable and vetted resource for MSK patients, family members, caregivers, and consumers interested in cancer information.
  • Serve as a resource for MSK staff interested in promoting consumer health and health literacy.
  • Connect current and potential MSK patients, family members, caregivers, and consumers to relevant MSK expertise and resources, such as the Patient & Caregiver Education Program.


Please note: The resources on this guide are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Medical information can change faster than the published literature – always speak with your doctor and health care team. 


Your MSK Library Team

Want to learn more about library support?

Library Home Page: the MSK Library provides both virtual and in-person resources and services.

Reference Services: the line to reach our Reference team to ask a question is (212) 639-7439.


Want to add a resource? Have questions or comments?

The content of this guide is a work in progress, and we'd love to hear from you to learn what features you'd like to see, and what information is most important to your care or the care of a loved one.

Please use the Feedback button at the top of the page to reach out.