Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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A Golden Dream

After being diagnosed with cancer, Joan Hittner, along with her husband, David, created an organization to raise money to find a cure. Today, David and daughter Christine continue the work. In 2011, Joan and David Hittner opened a letter from the Mayo Clinic Department of Development. Inside was a request: Would they consider donating $25 [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, specialists in oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, pathology, cardiology, endocrinology, diagnostic radiology and gastroenterology work as a team to care for people with carcinoid tumors. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Carcinoid tumors are an uncommon type of cancer. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating many cases of carcinoid tumors.
  • 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. Options may include surgery, medications and a variety of treatments for cancer that has spread to your liver.
  • 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.

Dec. 20, 2012