- Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, digestive disease specialists (gastroenterologists), oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and radiologists work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with ampullary cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
- Experience. Ampullary cancer is a rare type of cancer. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists care for more than 400 people with ampullary cancer.
- Advanced diagnostic technology. Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest technology, including narrow band imaging endoscopy, to help diagnose and assess ampullary cancers.
- A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with ampullary cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation and several surgical procedures, such as the Whipple procedure, minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic surgery.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
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