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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment at MD Anderson?

To start the appointment process, fill out our online patient self-referral form, or call askMDAnderson at 1-877-632-6789.

What research studies do I qualify for?

We have more than 700 current clinical trials for all types of cancer. You must be an MD Anderson patient before you are eligible to participate. Discuss clinical trial opportunities with your MD Anderson physician.

For other questions about clinical trials, call askMDAnderson at 1-877-632-6789.

What are the standard treatments for my cancer?

MD Anderson’s standard treatment guidelines for many common cancers can be found online. These guidelines are not intended to replace physician consultation. Your physician understands your individual clinical circumstances and can determine the appropriate care for you.

For details on standard treatments for other types of cancer, call askMDAnderson at 1-877-632-6789.

Do you have doctors that specialize in my type of cancer?

Our faculty and staff include experts in all types of cancer, common and rare. They are grouped in care centers that focus on treating specific types of cancer.

Call askMDAnderson at 1-877-632-6789 for additional information.

Where do I stay if I became a patient?

Generally, your first appointment and many of your treatments can be done on an outpatient basis. If you're traveling a long distance, check out our lodging and travel information for hotels, RV parks and other facilities in the Houston and Medical Center areas.