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  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, orthopedic surgeons who specialize in bone and soft tissue tumors (orthopedic oncologists), radiation oncologists, general surgeons, and plastic surgeons work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with soft tissue sarcoma. Other professionals, such as rehabilitation specialists, are included as needed.
  • Expertise. Soft tissue sarcoma is rare, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Mayo Clinic doctors care for about 2,000 people with soft tissue sarcoma each year, 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.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. 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 and intraoperative radiation therapy. Chemotherapy and biological therapy also are available.
  • 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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

July 01, 2015