Soft tissue sarcoma care at Mayo Clinic

Two Mayo Clinic physicians discussing a case Doctors collaborate at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic physicians collaborate to determine what will be the best treatment options for you.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team works together to care for people with soft tissue sarcoma. This team may include specialists in:

  • Orthopedic, general and plastic surgery
  • Medical, surgical and radiation oncology
  • Physical and occupational rehabilitation
  • Psychology, social work and nutrition
  • Other specialties as needed, such as urology, pediatric urology and others

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Certain subtypes of soft tissue sarcoma are susceptible to targeted therapies, so a precise diagnosis is crucial for determining exactly the right treatment for you. Mayo Clinic pathologists have the necessary expertise in diagnosing these rare types of cancer that may not be available in many other medical centers.

The range of treatments offered to people with soft tissue sarcoma includes several types of surgery — including minimally invasive surgery and limb-sparing surgery — and the latest radiation therapy techniques — including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy, proton therapy and intraoperative radiation therapy. Chemotherapy and targeted biological therapy also are available.

Mayo physicians discuss treatment options. Sarcoma board

Specialists have weekly sarcoma board meetings to discuss treatment options for individuals being cared for at Mayo Clinic that week.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic's long history and experience in treating soft tissue sarcoma is important when dealing with a rare disease in which subtle differences must be recognized to make the right diagnosis and recommend and execute the best treatment.

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 2,000 people with soft tissue sarcoma, including very rare types. This means your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.

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.

All three of Mayo Clinic's campuses — in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota — have been recognized as sarcoma centers by the Sarcoma Alliance, an organization that provides education and support to people who have been diagnosed with sarcoma. Mayo Clinic researchers often participate in clinical trials sponsored by the Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration.

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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as the top performing children's hospital in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa on U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Expertise and rankings

A Mayo Clinic surgeon explains treatment options to a patient. Physician collaboration

A Mayo Clinic surgeon explains treatment options to a patient.

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 2,000 people with soft tissue sarcoma, including very rare varieties. This means your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.

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.

All three of Mayo Clinic's campuses — in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota — have been recognized as sarcoma centers by the Sarcoma Alliance, an organization that provides education and support to people who have been diagnosed with sarcoma. Mayo Clinic researchers often participate in clinical trials sponsored by the Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration.

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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as the top performing children's hospital in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa on U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

May 26, 2018