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Physician Documents his Cancer Survival, Grateful to Mayo Clinic

I am Dr. J. Kemper Campbell, an ophthalmologist from Lincoln, Nebraska. I noted a small asymptomatic mass on the right side of my neck in December 2006. When needle biopsy established it to be a poorly differentiated metastatic cancer of unknown origin, I asked a colleague for a referral to the institution best equipped to [...]

  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic specialists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for those with throat cancer.

    Your throat cancer treatment team may include head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, physical therapists and speech-language therapists. Other providers are included as needed.

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 1,100 people with throat cancer. This experience means your doctors are equipped with the knowledge and resources to provide you with the best care.
  • A full range of treatment options. Mayo Clinic doctors 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 throat cancer includes a variety of surgical procedures from minimally invasive to extensive excisions with full reconstruction. Radiation, chemotherapy and targeted therapy also are provided.

  • Innovative surgical techniques. Mayo Clinic has the experience level and technology to use minimally invasive transoral robotic surgery to treat throat cancer. Doctors at Mayo Clinic helped develop this surgical approach.

    Mayo Clinic also offers transoral laser microsurgery for certain voice box cancers.

  • Latest in radiation therapy techniques. At Mayo Clinic, you receive state-of-the-art radiation therapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy or surgery. Radiation oncologists tailor treatment sessions for each person.

    Radiation oncologists also use advanced treatments, including proton therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy to deliver precise doses of radiation to tumors with minimal exposure to surrounding normal tissue.

  • 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.

Oct. 01, 2015