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Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists have extensive experience caring for people considering radiation therapy for cancer. Mayo Clinic specialists draw on this knowledge to provide you with exactly the care you need.

Each year, Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists care for more than 6,000 people undergoing radiation therapy.

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At Mayo Clinic, radiation oncologists work with other experts, such as radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and surgeons to provide whole-person care for those undergoing radiation therapy. Other professionals are included as needed.

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Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest approaches to planning and delivering radiation therapy treatments for cancer, including:

Mayo Clinic's radiation oncology professionals tailor treatment to your specific situation. After the radiation oncologist identifies the areas of cancer to be treated, radiation therapy is carefully planned and simulated before actual treatment to minimize the dose of radiation to normal tissues.

Mayo Clinic offers proton beam therapy — a newer form of radiation therapy — at its campuses in Arizona and Minnesota. Children, young adults and those with cancers located close to critical organs and body structures may benefit from this highly targeted precision beam therapy. Mayo Clinic's Proton Beam Therapy Program features intensity-modulated proton beam therapy with pencil beam scanning that allows radiation oncologists to destroy the cancer while sparing healthy tissue.

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Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists are respected for their skill and experience in using radiation therapy to treat many types of cancer.

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.

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