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Proton Beam Therapy Gives Young Girl Good Prognosis Despite (Frightening) Diagnosis

It's one thing to teach compassionate communication. It's another thing altogether to be on the receiving end of, "Your daughter has cancer." Learn how proton beam therapy gave Sherry Chesak, Ph.D., and her family hope.  Sherry Chesak, Ph.D., is a program director in Education and Professional Development at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus, and has worked [...]

  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, pediatric oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and rehabilitation specialists work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with rhabdomyosarcoma. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for about 2,000 people with soft tissue sarcoma, including many with rhabdomyosarcoma. This experience ensures that your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
  • Access to the latest. Mayo Clinic doctors participate in cooperative research groups that give you access to clinical trials testing new treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma.
  • 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 rhabdomyosarcoma includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation 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.

Feb. 03, 2015