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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 [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, radiation oncologists work with other experts, such as radiologists, pathologists, oncologists to care for people undergoing radiation therapy. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Radiation therapy requires skilled and experienced radiation oncologists who plan and perform treatments for people with cancer. Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists are highly experienced in using radiation therapy to treat cancer.
  • 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-designated cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
July 26, 2014