- Collaboration. Mayo Clinic's highly trained radiation oncology treatment team includes radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, radiation therapists, oncology nurses, dietitians, medical social workers, treatment planners (dosimetrists) and medical physicists. Your radiation oncology team works closely with medical oncologists, surgeons and other experts to coordinate the best care for you.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists have experience planning and delivering 3-D conformal radiation treatment for many different types of cancer. Cancers that may benefit from 3-D conformal radiation treatment include those of the bladder, brain, breast, esophagus, liver, lung, lymphatic system, pancreas, rectum and stomach, among others.
- Latest technology. Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists have access to the latest in radiation treatment technology, including proton therapy. More-advanced forms of 3-D conformal radiation therapy are also available, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, adaptive radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery.
- 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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