Why Choose MD Anderson?

The decision about where to be treated for cancer is one of the most important you will make, especially if it means traveling far from home. MD Anderson offers everything you need—decades of experience, a singular focus on cancer, teams of world-class professionals and a deep commitment to every patient’s comfort—to help you manage your disease toward the best possible outcome.

Experience Makes the Difference

US News BadgeFor more than 70 years, MD Anderson has been at the forefront of exploring new ways to prevent and treat cancer, and patients come to us from all over the world to receive proven and breakthrough treatments and care.  

U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation's top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990.

Customized Care

Our decades as one of the world’s leading cancer centers mean one thing for our patients: the experience and expertise to focus on each patient as an individual. At MD Anderson, we know that no two people are exactly alike—and no two cancers are exactly alike, either. That's why each patient receives a treatment plan tailored to his or her particular needs. MD Anderson treats the whole person, taking into account medical history, lifestyle and other health issues.

Centered Around You

At MD Anderson, you will receive customized and compassionate care from our culturally diverse, multilingual staff. Every year, we serve patients from more than 90 countries—making their comfort a top priority. Our professionals will do everything they can to make you feel at home so you and your family can focus on your treatment. International patient assistants support you at every step of your journey: from preparing for your travel to Houston, throughout your treatment at our facility, to your return home and follow-up care.

We invite you to learn more about MD Anderson and why thousands of patients from around the world have entrusted their cancer care to us.

Contact the International Center

Contact us with questions or to make an appointment.

Phone: 001-713-745-0450
Toll-free from Mexico & Canada: 800-811-6167
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)
E-mail: international@mdanderson.org

What to Expect

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I would tell anyone that MD Anderson is the only place to get cancer treatment because it has some of the best and most experienced doctors in the world. The professionals at MD Anderson use some of the most advanced technologies available for cancer treatment. In addition, patients are treated with kindness and respect from some of the most caring and compassionate people, which is one of the reasons why we are rated number one in cancer treatment in the world. MD Anderson understands the needs of people coming from other parts of the world because we employ people from all over the world. The very fact that I am employed here is proof of our commitment to diversity.