- Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, experts from different fields work together as a team to care for people with solitary fibrous tumors. Your multidisciplinary team of experts may include radiologists, pathologists specializing in soft tissue tumors, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and, depending on the location of the tumor, other specialists.
- Experience. Because solitary fibrous tumors are rare, not all doctors are experienced in treating them. At Mayo Clinic, doctors care for about 180 people each year with benign and malignant forms of pleural tumors.
- 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 solitary fibrous tumors includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
- Latest technology. Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the newest technology in imaging, pathological diagnosis, and surgical and radiation treatments — including intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) — to improve chances for positive outcomes.
- 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., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
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