Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Anna's Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

At age 30, Anna Webster was a busy single mom juggling work and caring for her 11-year-old daughter. She didn’t have time to be sick. But after passing out one evening in the spring of 2009, she spent three days in a Jacksonville, Fla., emergency room while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong. [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, experts in oncology, hepatology, surgery, radiology, pathology and transplant work together to form a team of specialists to care for people with liver cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Liver cancer is not a common cancer in the United States. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating many cases of hepatocellular carcinoma and other rarer types of liver cancer.
  • The latest diagnostic and treatment technology. Mayo Clinic equips its doctors with the latest technology and specialized techniques to improve care. For instance, Mayo Clinic radiologists have access to advanced liver imaging, including magnetic resonance elastography, and Mayo Clinic surgeons are highly experienced in minimally invasive 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 liver cancer includes surgery, such as liver transplant, and ablative therapies, such as radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. Other treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and biological therapy.
  • 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.

July 24, 2013