4 Outstanding Cancer Treatment Hospitals as Named by U.S. News and World Report
The doctor repeats the dreaded word, “cancer.” The realization feels overwhelming at first, but then the doctor clears his throat and begins to discuss treatment plans. The nurse places several pamphlets for hospitals specializing in cancer treatment in the patient’s hands on the way out the door. Family members are notified of the diagnosis and sit down with the patient to select a cancer treatment facility. The following four well known cancer treatment facilities are named by U.S. News and World Report as outstanding cancer treatment hospitals.
Dana-Farber Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center: U.S. News and World Report ranked Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as the number one pediatric cancer center. The facility boasts more clinical trials, treatment programs and medical personnel specializing in pediatric cancer than any other pediatric treatment facility. The facility addresses the emotional health of the patient and concerns of the family.
Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a phenomenal pediatric cancer treatment and research facility located in Memphis, Tennessee. The hospital opened in 1962 through the efforts of actor Danny Thomas. The facility treats children regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The combined talents of the medical establishment at Saint Jude’s have witnessed miraculous recoveries over and over.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center located in New York, New York has been named the top adult cancer treatment facility by U.S. News and World Report for 2014-2015. The facility specializes in the treatment of most types of cancers from acoustic neuroma to uterine sarcoma. Physicians at the hospital also promote wellness care including risk assessment and screenings. Memorial Sloan Kettering places a high emphasis on patient care safety for clinical trials. The hospital maintains a database of clinical trial options. Experienced, trained physicians develop a plan of action in conjunction with each patient.
The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a nationally ranked hospital for the treatment of cancer. The Houston, Texas facility has a 70-year history of fighting the cancer battle. The hospital specializes in ablation surgery, accelerated partial breast irradiation, angiogenesis inhibitors, chemotherapy, clinical trials, complementary and integrative treatment, gamma knife radiosurgery, gene therapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, immunotherapy, patient emotional well-being, proton therapy, radiation therapy, robotic surgery, stem cell transplant, stereotactic body radiation, transoral laser microsurgery and other options for the treatment of cancer. The goal of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is to become the premier treatment center for cancer in the world.
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