- Experience. Every year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 2,200 people with uncommon disorders of plasma protein metabolism, including POEMS syndrome.
- Expertise. POEMS syndrome can be difficult to diagnose. Mayo Clinic has doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating protein disorders of the blood, such as POEMS.
- Excellent transplant care. Mayo Clinic is a leader in exploring the use of blood stem cell transplants to treat POEMS syndrome.
- New ideas. Mayo Clinic researchers work to improve treatment of POEMS syndrome. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.
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