It’s a phrase we all fear: You have cancer. But many people hear it—in fact, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 1.5 million new cancer diagnoses in 2013. This year alone, more than half a million Americans may die from the disease.
But when you hear scary news, all you want is answers: What do I do? Where do I go? Fortunately, there are renowned cancer care hospitals all across the country—perhaps even in your backyard. And thanks to new developments in them, survivorship rates have increased. So here are the best cancer hospitals in the United States—the places you’ll want to go if you ever find yourself face-to-face with a diagnosis.