I’m not even in the US but I’m just synthesising what I’ve observed from others... it seems there’s “good hospitals” and then there’s “good hospitals for colorectal cancer”. As far as general hospitals go, Cleveland, Mayo and Mass Gen are some of the top-rated hospitals in the world, but many CRC patients seem to report better care from places like Northwestern, Spectrum and Johns Hopkins. For cancer hospitals, MD Anderson regularly tops the charts, but many CRC folk prefer MSK and City of Hope (realising this could be HAI-related).
I was pretty disappointed in my second opinion from Mass Gen and even Dana-Farber, whereas MSK were fantastic.
Anyway, just an observation from the other side of the world...
10/2018 Dx RC, 12cm high
Mod diff, EMVI+ LVI+. 4 liver mets
pT3N1aM1a Stage IVa. MSS NRAS G13R
CEA: Oct-18= 12; Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0, Mar-20=2.2, May-20=1.9, Jun-20=2.1, Sep-20: 2.1, Dec-20: 2.3
11/18 FOLFOX x6
3/19 Liver resection
5/19 25x pelvic radiation; complete met. response
07/19 ULAR w ileo, 1/27 LN+
08/19 Found liver spot
08/19 FOLFOX x1, FOLFOXIRI x1, FOLFIRI x5
12/19 Liver resection
02/20 Ileo reversed
03/20 NED (CT/PET/MRI) - latest Dec 2020
07/20 Clear scope