Radiation Oncology in Mankato
The Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center is consistently a top-ranked cancer program by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic physicians and staff in Mankato, Minnesota, partner closely with their colleagues in Rochester to develop and implement accurate and effective treatment plans that are tailored to each patient. Our physicians participate in peer reviews with physicians in Rochester, as well as our radiation oncologists located at other Mayo Clinic Health System sites, in addition to communicating with your local primary physician regarding your plan of care.
We've helped thousands, and we can help you.
Experts in radiation oncology at Mayo Clinic treat more than 7,000 people who have a wide variety of cancers each year. Radiation oncologists work closely with medical oncologists, surgeons and other doctors to coordinate the most appropriate care for you.
Radiation therapy uses carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells. Radiation causes some cancer cells to die immediately after treatment, but most die or become incapacitated as a result of the radiation-induced damage to the cancer cell's chromosomes and DNA.
Choose Radiation Oncology in Mankato for:
- Experience and advanced technology
Mayo Clinic's radiation therapy services combine the quality and capability of advanced equipment with the expertise and compassion of medical staff.
- Specialized skills
Each radiation oncologist has specialized training in performing radiation treatment for people with cancer and those with certain noncancerous (benign) conditions. The doctors further specialize by concentrating their individual practices on treating different types of cancers, including complex and rare cancers. This specialized expertise ensures precision treatment and improved outcomes.
- Treatment tailored to your needs
Mayo Clinic's radiation oncology professionals tailor 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.
- Comprehensive cancer care center
The Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence, a strong research program and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
- Innovative clinical research studies
Clinical research studies designed by Mayo Clinic researchers and others are available to eligible people with cancer. Clinical studies provide the opportunity to participate in the newest and most innovative investigative programs that may offer the greatest hope for the most difficult cancer problems.