When you are diagnosed with cancer, you have a million questions and a million fears. You want answers, assurance and quick access to the best available treatment.
Cleveland Clinic can help.
Whether you've been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a common one or any cancer in between, we have the experience you want and the comprehensive program you need. At Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, you will benefit from more than 700 physicians, researchers, nurses and technicians who will work together to provide you with the most effective treatment for surviving your cancer and maintaining or improving your quality of life.
Cancer Can't Wait
To reduce the stress and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis and increase the impact of treatment, we focus on initiating the most appropriate care for you as quickly as possible. Our goal is to see you within seven days. Even during these unprecedented times, patients with new or existing cancer diagnoses should still seek care, and Cleveland Clinic is ready to help.
Our team approach combines the expertise of oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiation therapists and nurses to customize a treatment plan that tackles cancer from every angle. This enables most patients to begin treatment within three weeks—far less than the average of six weeks at most major cancer centers.
Cancer is unique in every individual. That's why we personalize care for every individual we treat. It starts with involving you in decisions about your care. Your team of cancer specialists will discuss treatment possibilities openly with you. Together, you will decide on a course of action that best meets your goals.
A nurse care coordinator and cancer program liaison will help you manage your treatment plan to make sure it stays on track. We also offer a wide range of complementary support programs to help you navigate the emotional, psychosocial and financial challenges of your cancer diagnosis.
You will also benefit from an extensive program of cancer research that provides access to a wide range of clinical trials for thousands of patients every year. These clinical trials offer patients the potential to receive the most advanced treatments available.
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center is a member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Comprehensive Cancer Network and National Cancer Institute (NCI) partnership organization. Cleveland Clinic's cancer program is also accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, which has commendation in all four areas possible for an NCI-designated cancer center.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Cleveland Clinic among the top 10 hospitals in America for cancer care. This recognition attracts patients from all 50 states and many countries outside the United States.
Studies regularly show that patients have the best outcomes at cancer centers with the most experience. Cleveland Clinic has extensive experience, each year diagnosing more than 9,000 new patients with cancer.
Additionally, more than 170,000 patients per year come to Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center seeking an evaluation or confirmation of a diagnosis. Cleveland Clinic physicians believe strongly in the value of a second opinion and are happy to confirm a cancer diagnosis or render their opinion on a treatment plan. Similarly, they work closely with patients' physicians back home to ensure they receive seamless care and appropriate follow-up care to keep cancer at bay.
Adjusting to COVID-19
COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Cleveland Clinic is taking necessary precautions on behalf of our patients, visitors and caregivers. During this time, some appointments may be scheduled as virtual visits, but for patients who require a physical exam, in-person appointments are being scheduled. We are closely monitoring this evolving situation and will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.