The Division of Hematology/Oncology diagnoses, evaluates and treats patients with malignant diseases (cancers) and hematologic disorders (involving the blood and blood-forming organs), including:
Mayo physicians and staff work closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other specialists to:
To provide the most effective care, Mayo's hematologists and oncologists work together in disease-oriented treatment groups, combining the expertise and results of more than 100 active treatment programs at all three Mayo Clinic campuses that study and treat cancers. This allows Mayo patients to benefit from the latest advances in prevention, detection, treatment and supportive care.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology also supports several specialty treatment programs.
The Breast Clinic evaluates patients whose breast examinations or mammograms have indicated abnormal findings, and treats patients who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is known for its safe and effective approach to transplantation. The program helps patients with certain solid tumors and many hematologic disorders, including:
The Myeloma and Macroglobulinemia Treatment Group provides diagnosis, prognosis and treatment strategies for patients with blood and marrow problems.
The treatments provided through the division's outpatient chemotherapy and infusion centers help prolong the survival of cancer patients, allowing many patients to maintain a good quality of life. Many different therapy programs are available and are often successful in inducing remissions.
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