- Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, experts from many specialties, including hematology, adult stem cell transplant, infectious diseases, pathology, immunology and genetics, work together to ensure you receive the expert care you need to correctly identify and treat your chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience caring for many people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia each year. Having a doctor with extensive experience treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia may improve outcomes for people living with the disease.
- 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 people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia includes targeted therapies, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, and reduced intensity or "mini" stem cell transplant. Other treatments are available as needed.
- 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.
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