At Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, radiation oncologists work with doctors in other specialties to design an individualized course of treatment appropriate for your cancer.
Teams of specialists are organized based on the location of the cancer. Board-certified radiation oncologists are members of each disease treatment team:
- Bone marrow or stem cell transplant
- Central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, neurological)
- Endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary)
- Gastrointestinal (anus, colon, rectum, esophagus, hepatobiliary, pancreas, stomach)
- Genitourinary (bladder, kidney, ureter, prostate, testis, penis)
- Gynecologic (cervix, ovary, uterus, vulva, vagina)
- Head and neck (nasopharynx, nasal cavity and sinuses, oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, salivary gland)
- Lymphoma, leukemia
- Melanoma, other skin cancers (squamous cell, basal cell, Merkel cell)
- Ophthalmology (orbital tumors, ocular melanoma)
- Sarcoma (bone, soft tissue)
- Pediatric cancers
Each disease treatment team is independent, but all teams work together to develop diagnostic and treatment procedures, and guidelines for patient evaluation and care.