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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his [...]

  • Experience and advanced technology. Mayo Clinic's radiation therapy combines the quality and capability of state-of-the-art equipment with the expertise and compassion of the medical staff. Each doctor or radiation oncologist has specialized training in managing cancer patients who need radiation treatment. The doctors further specialize by concentrating their individual practices on treating different types of cancers, including complex and rare cancers.
  • Treatment tailored to your needs. Mayo Clinic's radiation oncology program tailors treatment to your needs. After the radiation oncologist identifies the areas to be treated, radiation is directed to the cancerous tumors to minimize the dose of radiation to normal tissues.
  • Accreditation. Mayo's radiation oncology services are accredited by the American College of Radiology. This certifies Mayo Clinic's expertise, experience and commitment to quality.
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mayo Clinic's radiation therapy services are part of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center with multiple sites. The radiation oncology specialty is closely tied to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which offers outstanding programs in cancer diagnosis, prevention, treatment, research and community outreach.
Jul. 16, 2011