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Best colon cancer hospitals and centers in the country

Colon or colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor that is formed in the inner wall of the large intestine, that is, colon or rectum. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in both men and women in the country. Following are some of the best cancer hospitals in the country that can help the patient get treated well:

  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
  • Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, California
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St Louis
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill
  • New York–Presbyterian Hospital
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital
  • Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • City of Hope, Duarte, California

National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers are some of the best hospitals with reputed colon cancer doctors and they offer good treatment options across the country. The nearest NCI designated colon cancer centers can be found on their website page. Commission on Cancer (CoC) Hospital Locator can also be used to find accredited hospitals or colon cancer centers near you.

While choosing a hospital or a colon cancer center, the patients and caregivers must remember that it is not just the reputation of the hospital that matters but also the doctor and the team involved in the treatment that is vital, and one must always pick a hospital based on the doctors, their experience with colon cancer treatment, success rate, support services, ratings, location, other patients’ experience and the quality of care they offer.

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