Consider all treatment options for ovarian cancer, including clinical trialsMay 20, 2022 Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. When ovarian cancer first develops, it might not cause noticeable symptoms. It often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen.  "Unfortunately, ovarian cancer [...]

By Community • May 20, 2022

Mohs surgery for melanomaMay 10, 2022 Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma is one of the most common cancer types in the U. S. Roughly 2% of people will be diagnosed with melanoma [...]

By Community • May 10, 2022

Advances in oral cancer treatment, reconstructionApril 26, 2022 Oral cancer refers to cancers that originate in the mouth, tongue and back of the throat. Treatment options, which can vary based on the cancer's location and stage, include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The use of anatomic modeling and 3D printing have led to advances in [...]

By Community • April 26, 2022

People, partnerships drive innovation in patient careApril 22, 2022 The Department of Medicine, which is the largest department at Mayo Clinic, is helping lead the transformation of health care. Important innovations include moving to digital and virtual care to meet patients where they are, and addressing health equity, all while keeping [...]

By Community • April 22, 2022

Patient navigators help guide the cancer journeyApril 19, 2022 A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and patients often have many questions about what their cancer journey will entail. At Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, patient navigators help guide patients through the health care system. Patient navigators are active members of the health care team, [...]

By Community • April 19, 2022

Meeting the unique needs of adolescent and young adult patients with cancerApril 5, 2022 While some adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer receive care in pediatrics, the majority are cared for in adult cancer systems. One of the challenges is that people in the AYA group don't fit well with either [...]

By Community • April 5, 2022

Colorectal cancer on the rise in younger adultsMarch 22,2022 Every March, Mayo Clinic joins the effort to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, which are cancers that develop in the colon and the rectum. While regular colonoscopies and lower rates of smoking have reduced colorectal cancer rates in older adults, cancers of the colon and rectum [...]

By Community • March 22, 2022

Ask the Mayo Mom: Managing sickle cell disease in children and teensMarch 18, 2022 Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Red blood cells are usually round and flexible, so they move easily through blood vessels. With sickle cell disease, some red blood cells are shaped [...]

By Community • March 18, 2022

Advances in treating multiple myeloma help extend quality of life for patientsMarch 14, 2022 Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell.  Healthy plasma cells help the body fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma [...]

By Community • March 14, 2022

Recognizing skin cancer and reducing your riskFebruary 24, 2022 Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun, but it also can occur on areas of skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in [...]

By Community • February 24, 2022