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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Pleased Patient Shows Enduring Gratitude with Tattoo

David Prochello is no stranger to getting tattoos. He builds custom choppers, he has tats on his arms and a large one on his upper back inscribed: “I am my own role model.” So when Prochello, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota,  received drug therapy and surgery at Mayo Clinic to treat kidney cancer, he felt [...]

  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, specialists in urology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for people with kidney cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating kidney cancer, including common and rare types of the disease.

    Each year, more than 60,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with kidney cancer. Doctors at Mayo Clinic care for more than 2,500 people with kidney cancer every year.

  • 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 kidney cancer includes surgery, medications, radiation therapy and minimally invasive procedures, such as cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation.
  • Leaders in kidney cancer research. Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists perform extensive research in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer. Kidney cancer research has led to important discoveries that have helped in the care of people with kidney cancer.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on 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.

Feb. 13, 2015