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Beating the Odds Again: John Fulton's Islet Cancer Treatment

The first time John Fulton was diagnosed with cancer, he was 15 years old. Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, struck twice within a couple of years. John enrolled in a clinical trial originally staged at Mayo Clinic to fight the disease and won the battle. To have remission after recurrence was unusual, a feat that [...]

  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, you'll receive coordinated care from a team of doctors and health care professionals. Mayo Clinic doctors work together to provide you with the best care possible for islet cell cancer, tailored to your needs.
  • Expertise with rare cancers. Mayo Clinic surgeons' unique knowledge and skill is invaluable for people with islet cell cancer.
  • Newest technology. Mayo Clinic makes extensive use of the newest technology to improve chances for positive outcomes.
  • 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 islet cell cancer includes surgery, targeted therapy and radiofrequency ablation.
  • 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., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are 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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May. 21, 2013