Inflammatory breast cancer care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic specialists provide personalized, whole-person care to those with inflammatory breast cancer.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, pathology and radiology form a multidisciplinary team to provide personalized treatment plans for those with inflammatory breast cancer.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

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. Inflammatory breast cancer treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapy.

People who seek care at Mayo Clinic also have access to the latest treatments being studied in clinical trials.

The Women's Cancer Program at Mayo Clinic researches new treatment options for women who have breast and gynecologic cancers. This multidisciplinary program brings together researchers and clinicians to increase understanding of women's cancers, provide compassionate care, and educate patients and their families about women's cancers.

Mayo Clinic also collaborates with other cancer centers around the country to develop and participate in clinical trials. This partnership gives Mayo Clinic patients access to the latest in breast cancer care.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

 

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest, most comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment programs in the world. Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat thousands of people with all types of cancer each year and use their experience to provide the most effective treatment.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on 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.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

May 31, 2017
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