Value of Having Initial Treatment at Dedicated Cancer Centers: Better Five-Year Survival

When diagnosed with cancer, it is important to consider your treatment options and carefully select the best cancer center for treatment. The Dedicated Cancer Centers have expert pathology and radiology, which are important for accurate staging of your cancer. Treatment planning is done for each patient by a team of specialists who are experts in their field. These include surgeons, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, radiation therapists, and medical oncologists. Treatment options for your cancer will be discussed with you and family members (if you wish) so that you can make an informed decision.

Once treatment has begun, you will receive expert nursing care, nutritional counseling, and other supportive services. We believe that this total approach leads to better quality of life while undergoing treatment and better survival. Based on government data, patients initially treated at a Dedicated Cancer Center have better five-year survival rates for all types of cancer than patients treated at other hospitals, including the most common cancers — breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer.