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Choosing a cancer hospital

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Choosing the right or best Cancer treatment center or Cancer hospital can affect your overall outcome.

Here is a link to an article from Newsweek that suggests “Why a top Cancer Hospital or Cancer Center could save your life”.

Leading Cancer Hospitals

In the USA there is the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). It is a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer hospitals or Cancer centers. Experts from NCCN Member Institutions diagnose and treat all cancers, particularly complex, aggressive or uncommon cancers. More than 160,000 new patients receive cancer care at NCCN Member Institutions over the course of each year. Thirty-eight Nobel Prize winners have served on the faculties of NCCN Member Institutions. Unfortunately not everyone is near one of these outstanding Cancer Hospital resources. And not everyone needs this level of care.

For those in other parts of the country consider using the resources of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to find the best cancer hospital for your treatment. “NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards their goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer.”

Other Resources for Choosing a Cancer Hospital

Other organizations identify, rate and recommend Cancer Hospitals, Cancer Centers and the best Cancer Treatment Centers based on their own research and specialty. Here are some to consider when choosing a cancer hospital:

NCI Office of Cancer Centers

US News and World Report – 2017 Cancer Hospitals