Mayo Clinic's Breast Diagnostic Clinic provides evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for patients with breast cancer. Specialists in internal medicine, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology, laboratory medicine and pathology and surgery collaborate to provide the most appropriate treatment for each patient.
The breast clinic team also includes genetic counselors, nurses and psychologists who provide continuity of care.
The Breast Diagnostic Center is committed to providing access to new patients within 48 hours. Patients at Mayo Clinic meet with members of the health care team to discuss the most appropriate approach for treatment of their breast cancer. Before recommending a treatment plan, physicians review the patient's preferences, laboratory tests, X-rays, medical history, family history and any prior treatments for cancer.
The Breast Diagnostic Center performs screening and diagnostic digital mammograms, imaging, breast ultrasound examinations, breast MRI l and image-guided breast biopsies using stereotactic, ultrasound or MR guidance. Each year, highly trained and experienced Mayo Clinic specialists perform approximately:
Mayo's Breast Cancer Clinic helps women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and women with a history of breast cancer and new concerns.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked high performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
At Mayo Clinic, a surgical oncologist will be consulted if surgery is a treatment option. A radiation oncologist will join the team if radiation therapy is considered. A medical oncologist discusses the potential use of hormone therapy and chemotherapy with patients.
For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.
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Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Center offers education and support for cancer patients and their families and friends.