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Mother and daughter bond over brain surgery

Some mothers and daughters bond over shopping. Margie Hartmann and her daughter, Jessica McNeil, bonded over Gamma Knife surgery. Hartmann and McNeil had the treatment — a type of neurosurgery that doesn't require an incision — on the same day at Mayo Clinic, for different conditions. Hartmann had a recurrent meningioma, a slow-growing tumor. Although [...]

Cancer Education

Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Center offers education and support for cancer patients and their families and friends.
  • Collaboration. Cryoablation treatment is directed by a specially trained interventional radiologist who works closely with other experts to coordinate your care. The makeup of your treatment team depends on your situation, but it could include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons, along with other experts, as needed.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic radiologists have extensive experience using cryoablation to treat several types of cancer. This means your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
  • Latest technology. Mayo Clinic radiologists have the latest imaging technology at their disposal to help ensure accuracy. Using imaging technology as a guide, radiologists guide cryoprobes to precise locations in and around the cancer. Advanced imaging technology allows radiologists to monitor treatment in real time.
  • Access to experimental treatments. Mayo Clinic researchers are conducting clinical trials to find new ways to use cryoablation. Clinical trials may give you the chance to try experimental treatments for your cancer.
  • 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 14, 2015