• ISO certification: 9001

Hospital established

1941

Number of beds

681

Accreditations:

  • JCI

MD Anderson’s International Center is here to help you make a smooth transition to the United States and provide support at every step of your cancer journey.

From the moment you contact MD Anderson, you will be assigned an international patient representative who speaks your language and can guide you through appointment preparations, visa assistance, travel to Houston and more.

International Center services include:

Preparing for your first visit with medical records, travel and housing arrangements
Obtaining proper travel visas
Airport arrival assistance and transportation to MD Anderson
Free interpreters to help you understand medical language and communicate effectively with your cancer care team
Assistance with navigating the MD Anderson campus and taking advantage of our support services
Help getting around Houston and locating embassies, currency exchange outlets, restaurants and other cultural amenities to make you feel at home

Texas Anderson Hospital in figures (2017):

  • More than 19,530 employees
  • 1,743 faculty members
  • Roughly 3,200 onsite and offsite volunteers
  • MD Anderson cared for close to 137,000 patients — more than 44,000 of whom were new patients
  • More than 10,800 participants were enrolled in 1,250-plus clinical trials exploring innovative treatments
  • MD Anderson provided uninsured or underinsured Texans more than $179.4 million in uncompensated care

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., central U.S. time zone

We also provide interpreters for languages not listed, but a 24-hour notice is required. Telephone interpreter service is available 24/7 for Spanish and Arabic.

Our departments and medical specialties

Cancer (oncology)

Head of department: Cancer (oncology)

Description:

A disease caused by abnormal cell growth. Doctors who specialize in this area are called Cancer doctors or Surgical oncologists.

Contact:

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Conditions that we treat:

Adrenal cancer

Anal cancer

Bile duct cancer

Bladder cancer

Bone cancer

Brain cancer

Breast cancer

Carcinoma of unknown primary

Central nervous system cancer

Cervical cancer

Colon cancer

Colorectal cancer

Endometrial cancer

Esophageal cancer

Ewing sarcoma

Eye cancer

Gallbladder cancer

Head and neck cancer

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Kaposi’s sarcoma

Kidney cancer

Laryngeal cancer

Leukemia

Liver cancer

Lung cancer

Mesothelioma

Metastatic cancer

Multiple myeloma

Neuroblastoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Oral cancer

Ovarian cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Penile cancer

Pituitary cancer

Prostate cancer

Rectal cancer

Retinoblastoma

Salivary gland cancer

Skin cancer-melanoma

Skin cancer-non-melanoma

Skull tumors

Soft tissue sarcoma

Stomach cancer

Testicular cancer

Throat cancer

Thymus cancer

Thyroid cancer

Urethral cancer

Uterine cancer

Vaginal cancer

Vulvar cancer

Treatments that we offer:

Alternative therapies

Angiogenesis inhibitors

Bone marrow transplantation

Cancer surgery

Chemotherapy

Gene therapy

Gynecological oncology

High-dose therapy with stem cell rescue

Hormone therapy

Hyperthermia cancer treatment

Immunotherapy

Laser therapy

Mohs surgery

PDT Photodynamic therapy

Pediatric oncology

Radiation therapy

Stem cell transplants

Targeted cancer therapy

Hematology

Head of department: Hematology

Description:

Diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. Doctors who specialize in this area are called hematologists.

Contact:

Email

Conditions that we treat:

Anemia

Bleeding disorders

Blood cancers

Blood clotting

Treatments that we offer:

Hemodialysis

Pediatric hematology

Radiology

Head of department: Radiology

Description:

Using medical imaging techniques to diagnose treat diseases within the body. Doctors who specialize in this area are called
radiologist.

Contact:

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Treatments that we offer:

Biopsy

Brachytherapy

Cryotherapy

CT scan: Computed Tomography

CyberKnife®

Dexa Bone density scan

Digital fluoroscopy

EBT External beam therapy

Galactography

Gamma Knife®

IGRT Image-guided radiation therapy

IMRT Intensity-modulated radiotherapy

LINAC Linear accelerator

Mammography

MRI scan: Magnetic resonance imaging

Myelography

Neuroradiology

Nuclear medicine imaging

Pediatric radiology

Peripheral vascular studies

PET scan: Positron emission tomography

Proton therapy

Radioembolization

RIT Radioimmunotherapy

Sonomammography

SRS Stereotactic radiosurgery

Ultrasound scanning

Vertebroplasty

VIR, IR Vascular and interventional radiology

X-ray

Our hospital offers

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden
  • Bank/ATM
  • Wifi Internet

Medical support

  • Pharmacy

Accommodation

Other information

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Interpreters available for other languages

Food

Travel Services

  • Visa arrangements

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston

United States