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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Novel treatment leads to liver transplant for bile duct cancer

Doug Yaus had always been an energetic, healthy man. "At 43, I had never even broken a bone," he says. That was until April 1998 when he noticed in a mirror that the whites of his eyes looked yellow. "In just two days, my skin was jaundiced," says Doug. His family doctor in Xenia, Ohio, [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, radiation oncologists work with other experts, such as radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and surgeons to care for people undergoing brachytherapy. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Brachytherapy treatment requires skilled and experienced radiation oncologists. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors perform more than 300 brachytherapy procedures.
  • Individualized treatment. 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.
  • 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.

July 24, 2014