Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic specialists are respected for their experience in diagnosing and treating rare conditions, such as chordomas.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and rehabilitation specialists work together to care for people with chordomas. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest in diagnosis and treatment techniques.

Mayo Clinic offers proton beam therapy — a newer form of radiation therapy — at its campuses in Arizona and Minnesota. Children, young adults and those with cancers located close to critical organs and body structures may benefit from this highly targeted precision beam therapy. Mayo Clinic's Proton Beam Therapy Program features intensity-modulated proton beam therapy with pencil beam scanning that allows radiation oncologists to destroy the cancer while sparing healthy tissue.

Experts 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 chordomas includes surgery, radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, chemotherapy and targeted therapies.

Nationally ranked expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience caring for people with chordomas.

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.

The 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.

March 11, 2017
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