- Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, doctors who treat tumors of the brain and spinal cord (neuro-oncologists) work with neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists to form a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for people with glioma. Other professionals are included as needed.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience caring for children and adults with glioma, including more common and rarer types of this disease. Your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
- 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 glioma includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
- Access to the latest. Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest diagnostic and treatment options. Mayo Clinic has been recognized with a Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for brain cancer from the National Cancer Institute.
- 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.
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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.
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