Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Mayo helps athlete get back on her feet

I was diagnosed with bone cancer in ninth grade. It was December 2006, just before the holidays. For several months, I’d had a bump just below my right knee that the local orthopedic surgeon thought was just an extra piece of bone. My mom is a pediatric oncology nurse, and she was worried it was [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pediatric oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, pathologists, and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists work as a multidisciplinary team to treat osteosarcoma. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Osteosarcoma is an uncommon type of cancer. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating many cases of osteosarcoma.
  • 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 osteosarcoma includes chemotherapy, radiation and many types of surgical procedures, such as limb-sparing surgery, rotationplasty, bone grafts and prosthetic implants.
  • 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.

Jan. 04, 2013