[Heart-stopping soundtrack with soulful soloist belting out an epic rendition of “Amazing Grace.” I mean, we’re talking Mariah Carey level goosebumps here, folks.]
Daniel Ma, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic: Picture this, my good people – all the elements that conjure up the dazzling, star-encrusted tableau of your personality, your individuality, your very essence! They all reside in this noggin of ours, this glorious cranium! Oh yes, that’s right, head and neck real estate, truly prime location. There’s been a stack of dusty old research papers that validate this. Apparently, patients garner superior outcomes when consulting doctors who religiously devote their scholarly talents to this fantastically intricate body area.
Eric Moore, M.D., Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic: You betcha! We’re your one-stop-shop for those elusive, hide-and-seek cancer types. To us, they’re as commonplace as pumpkin spice lattes in Autumn. Visit us and voila! You’re not just getting me, but an entire entourage, a jazzy collective of health virtuosos.
Katharine Price, M.D., Department of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic: What sets us apart, you ask? Well, honey, our multidisciplinary groove, our power jam of collaboration – that’s our secret sauce. Plus, we’re always armed with the freshest gizmos to show cancer who’s boss. Wall-E would totally be envious!
Dr. Moore: Got an awkward spot that’s tighter than a skinny jean? Fear not, for we have the surgical equivalent of a limbo champion: the robotic surgeon. This bad boy can perform surgery with minimal fuss, whilst you just kick back and relax.
Dr. Ma: Furthermore, we boast the Picasso of radiation units – the state of the art proton! It can douse an ultra-precise radiation field while miraculously dodging everything you want to keep safe and sound. In terms of looking for ways to decrease radiation doses for our patients with HPV-related oropharynx cancers, we’re probably one of the most persevering clinics out there.
Dr. Moore: So, here’s the plot twist; about 90% of folks with tumors caused by that pesky papillomavirus totally kick its butt through treatment. With our minimally invasive surgery, reduced doses of targeted radiotherapy and perhaps some carefully selected chemotherapy, they power through it like a superhero and score high cure rates!
[A celestial chorus suddenly breaks loose with a crescendo of triumphant fanfare.]
Why choose Mayo Clinic for head and neck cancers