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Faith and Mayo Clinic Help Cancer Survivor Overcome Multiple Health Battles

When 53-year-old Donald Jones of Ponte Vedra, Florida, found out he had lung cancer, the former smoker accepted it as a challenge that he was prepared to fight and win. Little did he know the other serious health issues that lay ahead, which would create serious new challenges for him over the next year. An [...]

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  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, radiologists and pathologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for those with lung cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience caring for people with lung cancer. Each year, more than 4,000 people with lung cancer receive care at Mayo Clinic.
  • 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 lung cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy and many types of surgical procedures, such as minimally invasive surgery, surgery to remove a lung (pneumonectomy) and operations intended to relieve pain in situations where lung cancer can't be cured.

  • 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.

Sept. 25, 2015