- 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., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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