Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Strong Advice From a Colorectal Cancer Patient

Mike Woellert had heard people talk about colonoscopies. He didn’t hesitate, and it may have saved his life.  Friday, March 27, marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Woellert’s colorectal cancer diagnosis. It’s a day he and his wife, Malissa, remember all too well. “I was one of the last people to be called from the [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists work as a multidisciplinary team to treat colon cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic specialists are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer, including rare genetic forms associated with conditions such as familial adenomatous polyposis and Lynch syndrome. Mayo Clinic doctors treat more than 3,000 people with colon cancer each year.
  • Advanced surgical techniques. Mayo Clinic's skilled colon and rectal surgeons use advanced surgical techniques to remove cancer, such as minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery.
  • 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 colon cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy and a variety of operations, including minimally invasive surgery and robotic 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.

Aug. 22, 2013