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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Gut Feeling, Being in Right Place May Have Saved Lynn Witherspoon

When Lynn Witherspoon was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to move quickly. And she wanted to move to a place she felt would give her the care she needed. So she and her husband moved from their home in North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida, to be near Mayo Clinic's Florida campus. "We live in [...]

Cancer education

Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Center offers education and support for cancer patients and their families and friends.

  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, breast health specialists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, pathologists and radiologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for women with breast cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for about 9,000 women with invasive breast cancer.

    Your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.

  • The latest in diagnostic technology. Mayo Clinic offers advanced breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, including digital mammography, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsies, image-guided breast biopsies and surgical biopsies. Mayo Clinic's breast specialists understand the anxiety associated with a breast concern or condition and work to give you a prompt, accurate diagnosis.
  • 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 women with breast cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy and many types of surgical procedures, such as sentinel lymph node biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy and a variety of reconstruction options. Many clinical trials are done at Mayo Clinic using the latest research to develop and test new treatments for breast cancer.
  • 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.

Sept. 18, 2015