- Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and pathologists work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with stomach cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
- Experience. Stomach cancer is an uncommon type of cancer in the United States. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating many cases of stomach cancer.
- 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 stomach cancer includes targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiation and many types of surgical procedures, such as endoscopic surgery, subtotal gastrectomy and total gastrectomy.
- 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.
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