When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it can feel as if your whole life has been turned upside down. During this confusing, scary time, it’s completely normal to want to take action quickly to get rid of the disease.
However, the early decisions you make are very important. Step back for a moment and take a deep breath. Do your research. Talk to loved ones. Find the best quality cancer care that’s right for you and your specific situation.
So what exactly does “quality cancer care” mean? U.S. News and World Report ranks nearly 900 cancer centers on a variety of criteria, including survival rates, patient safety, quality of nursing care, patient experience, medical technology and more. Roswell Park ranks in the top 4% of all the cancer hospitals in the nation and is the only center in New York State outside of New York City to attain top-50 status.
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Another factor to consider in your search for the best oncology hospital is whether or not it’s a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. This designation is difficult to achieve (there are only 51 in the country) and indicates a center that provides the latest, best and most innovative cancer treatments.
Everything we do here at Roswell Park is for our patients. We strive for greatness because we know how important it is that you and the people you love receive the very best care. Our employees and volunteers – from our environmental services team and caring nurses to our behind-the-scenes researchers and executive leadership – truly love what they do and wake up every day excited to take that extra step in providing compassionate, cutting-edge care.