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.

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Central Appointment Office

  1. 800-446-2279 (toll-free)
  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Mountain time
  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

Central Appointment Office

  1. 904-953-0853
  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Eastern time
  4. Monday through Friday

Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health

  1. 904-953-2272
  2. Davis Building, Second Floor
  3. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. Eastern time
  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

Central Appointment Office

  1. 507-538-3270
  2. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Monday through Friday

At the Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic, you will find a caring, multidisciplinary team of experts to help you with all breast-related concerns, including breast cancer. They offer you personalized care in a supportive environment and the most effective options for diagnosis and treatment, including for complex and rare conditions.

Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services are available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Your doctors work with you to develop a care plan tailored to your situation and wishes. If you choose breast cancer surgery, Mayo Clinic surgeons are highly trained in innovative approaches.

Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists conduct many breast cancer clinical trials, including tests of experimental treatments that are unavailable elsewhere.

Collaborative care, focused on you

Your care team may include experts in breast health and screening, including specialists in internal medicine, breast imaging, genetics, oncology and surgery.

Care teams may include oncology certified nurses, a social worker, physical therapists, a nutrition counselor, a genetic counselor, a psychologist, a lymphedema expert and a tobacco cessation counselor, as needed. You have access to services in cancer education, integrative medicine and health, and breast cancer supportive therapy and survivorship.

Mayo Clinic providers keep your health information confidential, and encourage you to discuss treatment plans with your primary care team. With your permission, they can send your medical information to your primary care or referring doctor, if requested.

Breast Clinic services are coordinated by a breast cancer specialist who meets with you to understand your concerns and schedules appointments. This approach helps to ensure quick and efficient evaluation. You receive most of your care in one facility, making care convenient. You can receive a biopsy and your results within 24 to 72 hours, which reduces your waiting time and the need for multiple visits.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic breast care doctors use the most advanced, innovative diagnostic and treatment techniques. They are experienced in all types of breast conditions, from common to rare, serious and complex. Advanced imaging techniques include digital mammogram, 3D mammogram (tomosynthesis), breast MRI and molecular breast imaging (MBI). And Mayo Clinic physician-scientists are leaders in using precision medicine for breast cancer to tailor treatment to a person's genetic makeup or to the genes in the tumor.

A broad range of breast cancer treatment options are available at Mayo Clinic, including proton therapy at the clinic's campuses in Arizona and Minnesota. Proton therapy is a form of radiation therapy that enables your radiation oncologist to target the area at risk while protecting normal tissues, such as the heart and lungs. Consultation rooms and imaging and treatment areas are designed for your comfort.

Arizona

People who visit the Breast Clinic on Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, receive comprehensive care provided by a team of dedicated professionals from multiple specialty practices. This multidisciplinary approach assures that the combined knowledge and wisdom of many experienced breast cancer specialists are available to provide you with advanced, high-quality breast cancer treatment based on the latest research.

The breast health specialists of the clinic offer consultations, second opinions and the following services. These services are coordinated by dedicated breast care nurse navigators.

  • Breast symptom assessment. You may undergo a breast symptom assessment if you have questions about breast pain, nipple discharge, a breast lump, gynecomastia, or other signs and symptoms.
  • Genetic breast cancer risk assessment. You may undergo a genetic breast cancer risk assessment if you have certain risk factors for breast cancer or have questions about your risk.
  • Breast density and supplemental imaging assessment. People with dense breast tissue or abnormal mammograms may undergo breast density testing or additional imaging tests.
  • Comprehensive multidisciplinary breast cancer care. People who have a new diagnosis of breast cancer or a history of breast cancer with new needs are seen in the Breast Clinic. If you have breast cancer and heart disease concerns, you may be referred to a heart specialist (cardiologist) with expertise in cardio-oncology.
  • Triple-negative breast cancer specialty care. The Breast Clinic's multidisciplinary team of doctors is experienced in diagnosing and treating this rare and aggressive form of cancer.
  • Integrative medicine. At the Breast Clinic in Arizona, you will also have access to integrative medicine and health services, including physician consultations, botanical and supplements management, acupuncture, massage therapy, mindful movement such as yoga, tai chi, and gentle strength training, and mind-body practices such as meditation and resilience training.
  • Breast Health Equity Program. This program was established to help eliminate breast health disparities experienced by minority populations.
  • Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Program. Through this program, you have access to advanced investigational treatments for breast cancer.
  • High Risk Breast Clinic. If you are at high risk of breast cancer, specialists at the High Risk Breast Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, will listen to your concerns and help you weigh your options and develop a plan.

Florida

The Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health on Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida offers services for whole-person care that takes into account all of your needs, including:

  • Familial Cancer Program. This program helps to identify, educate and screen people who are at increased risk of cancer due to hereditary factors.
  • High Risk Breast Clinic. If you are at high risk of breast cancer, specialists at the High Risk Breast Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, will listen to your concerns and help you weigh your options and develop a plan.
  • Integrative medicine. At the breast center in Florida, you will also have access to integrative medicine and health services, including consultations, acupuncture, massage therapy, herb and supplements consultation, yoga, mindfulness training and integrative nutrition consultation.
  • Patient and family education. The William and Nancy Juhn Cancer Education Room on Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida offers free resources and information about cancer.
  • Breast cancer survivor program. The breast cancer survivor program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is designed for any patient treated at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. This innovative program helps breast cancer survivors shift from illness-oriented treatment to wellness-focused care.

Minnesota

The Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota offers compassionate care with input from specialty groups. The care services include:

  • High Risk Breast Clinic. If you have certain risk factors for breast cancer or have questions about your risk, specialists at the High Risk Breast Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, will listen to your concerns, estimate your risk, help you weigh your options and develop a plan.
  • Breast Cancer Clinic. People who have a new diagnosis of breast cancer or a history of breast cancer with new needs are seen in the Breast Cancer Clinic. Your doctor provides counseling on sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast-conserving therapy versus mastectomy, and other treatments for breast cancer. The breast physician works with the breast surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, who provide the specialty breast cancer care. You and your doctor will discuss concerns about recurrent breast cancer, breast cancer that has spread (metastatic) or advanced breast cancer and your treatment options.
  • Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic. Mayo Clinic offers a range of breast cancer supportive therapy and survivorship services. At the Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, your team helps you shift from illness-oriented treatment to wellness-focused care. A full range of services is available, including evaluating side effects you may experience after cancer treatment, creating a healthy-living plan and providing referrals to experts such as integrative medicine specialists. In addition, your team can connect you with the Pink Ribbon Mentors for additional support if you wish.
  • Breast Dermatology Clinic. Mayo Clinic doctors who specialize in skin disorders (dermatologists) provide timely evaluation of people who have or may have:

    • Skin involvement with breast cancer, such as primary or metastatic breast cancer, or Paget's disease of the breast
    • Side effects from breast cancer treatment, particularly radiation therapy
    • Rashes or other types of inflammation affecting breast skin

    In addition to reviewing the history and performing a clinical exam, evaluation may include a skin biopsy for examination. The doctors who staff the Breast Dermatology Clinic include clinical dermatologists, dermatopathologists and a dermatologic surgeon.

Your medical team will talk with you about the tests and procedures, including innovative approaches, that are right for you. Availability of some services may vary among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Your medical team provides management and services for several breast conditions, including but not limited to those below. Availability of some services may vary among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:

Arizona

General surgery

  1. Patricia Cronin, M.D.
  2. Richard J. Gray, M.D.
  3. Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.

Hematology/oncology

  1. Karen S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
  2. John K. Camoriano, M.D.
  3. Tom R. Fitch, M.D.
  4. Donald W. Northfelt, M.D.

Internal medicine

  1. Juliana (Jewel) Kling M. M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Denise M. Millstine M.D.

Pathology

  1. Thomas K. Lidner, M.D.
  2. Ann E. McCullough, M.D.
  3. Idris T. Ocal, M.D.

Plastic surgery

  1. William J. Casey, III M.D.
  2. Alanna M. Rebecca, M.D.

Radiation oncology

  1. Michele Y. Halyard, M.D.
  2. Sameer R. Keole, M.D.
  3. Lisa McGee, M.D.
  4. Carlos E. Vargas, M.D.
  5. Tamara Vern-Gross, D.O.
  6. William W. Wong, M.D.

Radiology

  1. William G. Eversman, M.D.
  2. Marina Giurescu, M.D.
  3. Roxanne Lorans, M.D.
  4. Ba D. Nguyen, M.D.
  5. Bhavika Patel, M.D.
  6. Victor Pizzitola, M.D.
  7. Michael C. Roarke, M.D.

Florida

Breast oncologic surgery

  1. Sanjay P. Bagaria, M.D.
  2. Emmanuel M. Gabriel, M.D, Ph.D.
  3. Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D.

General internal medicine

  1. Lauren F. Cornell, M.D.
  2. Ghada Mitri, M.D.
  3. Dawn M. Mussallem, D.O.

Genetics and familial cancer

  1. Jessica L. Jackson, M.S., CGC
  2. Sarah K. Macklin, M.S., CGC

Hematology and oncology

  1. Saranya Chumsri, M.D.
  2. Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D.
  3. Alvaro Moreno Aspitia, M.D.
  4. Edith A. Perez, M.D.

Pathology

  1. Xochiquetzal J. Geiger, M.D.
  2. Andras Khoor, M.D., Ph.D.
  3. Raouf E. Nakhleh, M.D.
  4. Aziza Nassar, M.D.

Plastic surgery

  1. Antonio J. Forte, M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Brian D. Rinker, M.D.
  3. Sarvam P. TerKonda, M.D.
  4. James C. Waldorf, M.D.

Radiation oncology

  1. Katherine S. Tzou, M.D.
  2. Laura A. Vallow, M.D.

Radiology

  1. Hillary Garner, M.D.
  2. Santo Maimone IV, M.D.
  3. Robert W. Maxwell, M.D.
  4. Allie M. Metcalfe, M.D.
  5. Marcia E. Murakami, M.D.
  6. Martha (Marte) C. Wasserman, M.D.
  7. Annamaria Wilhelm, M.D.

Minnesota

Breast dermatology

  1. Christian L. Baum, M.D.
  2. Nneka I. Comfere, M.D.
  3. Lisa A. Drage, M.D.
  4. Julia S. Lehman, M.D.
  5. Marian T. McEvoy, M.D.
  6. Rachel Y. Miest, M.D.
  7. Margot S. Peters, M.D.
  8. Rochelle R. Torgerson, MD., Ph.D.

Internal medicine

  1. Christina A. Dilaveri, M.D.
  2. Karthik Ghosh, M.D.
  3. Elizabeth (Liz) A. Gilman, M.D.
  4. Esayas B. Kebede, M.D.
  5. Christine L. Klassen, M.D.
  6. Susan N. Kok, M.D.
  7. Lonzetta (Loni) Neal, M.D.
  8. Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.
  9. Nicole P. Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D.
  10. Daniela L. Stan, M.D.
  11. Marcia R. Venegas Pont, M.D.

Medical oncology

  1. Karthik V. Giridhar, M.D.
  2. Matthew P. Goetz, M.D.
  3. Tufia C. Haddad, M.D.
  4. Timothy J. Hobday, M.D.
  5. Roberto A. Leon Ferre, M.D.
  6. Minetta C. Liu, M.D.
  7. Charles L. Loprinzi, M.D.
  8. Ciara O'Sullivan, M.B., B.Ch.
  9. Prema P. Peethambaram, M.D.
  10. Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D.

Pathology

  1. Jodi M. Carter, M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Beiyun Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
  3. Rafael E. Jimenez, M.D.
  4. Gary L. Keeney, M.D.
  5. Daniel W. Visscher, M.D.
  6. Saba Yasir, M.B.B.S.

Pediatric and adolescent medicine

  1. Asma J. Chattha, M.B.B.S.
  2. Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.

Plastic surgery

  1. Christin A. Harless, M.D.
  2. Jorys Martinez-Jorge, M.D.
  3. Minh-Doan T. Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
  4. Nho (Bill) V. Tran, M.D.
  5. Aparna Vijayasekaran, M.B.B.S.

Radiation oncology

  1. Safia K. Ahmed, M.D.
  2. Kimberly S. Corbin, M.D.
  3. Robert W. Mutter, M.D.
  4. Sean S. Park, M.D., Ph.D.
  5. Dean A. Shumway, M.D.
  6. Elizabeth Yan, M.D.

Radiology

  1. Tara L. Anderson, M.D.
  2. Jessica A. Axmacher, M.D.
  3. Asha A. Bhatt, M.D.
  4. Kathleen (Kathy) R. Brandt, M.D.
  5. Sadia A. Choudhery, M.D.
  6. Douglas A. Collins, M.D.
  7. Amy Lynn Conners, M.D.
  8. Daniel A. Craig, M.D.
  9. Robert T. Fazzio, M.D., Ph.D.
  10. Edgardo Ismael Gimenez, M.D.
  11. Katrina N. Glazebrook, M.D., Ch.B.
  12. Tara L. Henrichsen, M.D.
  13. Gina K. Hesley, M.D.
  14. Katie N. Hunt, M.D.
  15. Christine U. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
  16. Dana H. Whaley, M.D.
  17. Genevieve A. Woodard, M.D., Ph.D.
  18. Shannon N. Zingula, M.D.

Surgery

  1. Judy C. Boughey, M.D.
  2. Amy C. Degnim, M.D.
  3. David R. Farley, M.D.
  4. Tina J. Hieken, M.D.
  5. James W. Jakub, M.D.
  6. Jennifer M. Racz, M.D.

Breast Clinic specialists are organized into teams to enhance collaboration, research and patient care.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Each year, more than 9,500 people seek breast cancer care at Mayo Clinic and nearly 1,500 people undergo breast cancer surgery. They benefit from the clinic's:

Accreditation

Mayo Clinic is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer and multiple campuses are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for breast cancer research

Mayo Clinic is one of a select group of medical centers in the United States to be recognized with a SPORE award from the National Cancer Institute. Such awards are granted to institutions that show excellence in research projects with the potential to improve patient care.

Status as a comprehensive cancer center

The Breast Clinic is part of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Mayo Clinic is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center, with three locations: Rochester, Minnesota; Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona; and Jacksonville, Florida. And Mayo Clinic breast cancer scientists have research affiliations with national cancer research groups, such as:

Areas of research include:

  • Drugs to reduce cancer risk (chemoprevention) for postmenopausal women at high risk of developing breast cancer
  • The role of hormones in breast cancer prevention
  • Molecular breast imaging for evaluating breast symptoms and conditions
  • Biological markers that influence breast density on mammograms
  • Fluid retention and tissue swelling (lymphedema) in the breast after surgery
  • Infection prevention after breast and underarm (axillary) surgery
  • Low-dose vaginal estrogens for treating the thinning and inflammation of the vaginal wall (atrophic vaginitis)

Women's Cancer Program

Mayo Clinic doctors in the Women's Cancer Program conduct research in many areas to improve treatment for women who have breast and gynecological cancers. Some studies may help determine which women with noncancerous (benign) breast disease are at risk of developing breast cancer.

As part of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, the Women's Cancer Program provides psychological and social support classes, a resource center and educational programs for patients and their families.

Familial Cancer Program

Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida offers the Familial Cancer Program, a special research program for people at high risk of developing breast cancer based on family history.

Clinical trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are involved in studies to evaluate potential treatments (clinical trials) for many conditions and treatments, including breast cancer, chemotherapy, hormonal treatments, targeted biological therapies, radiation therapy, prevention of breast cancer, management of hot flashes, and treatment-related fatigue, nausea and cognitive dysfunction.

You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, whether you are a newly diagnosed with breast cancer or are living with recurrent or advanced breast cancer. Ask your doctor about clinical trials that might be right for you.

Mayo's clinical trials include experimental treatments, often unavailable elsewhere, which frequently lead to improved patient care for people worldwide. Learn more about clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.

Publications

See a list of publications about breast topics by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

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.

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  1. National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. American College of Surgeons. https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc. Accessed Feb. 7, 2019.
  2. Breast SPOREs. National Cancer Institute. https://trp.cancer.gov/spores/breast.htm. Accessed Feb. 7, 2019.
  3. Find an NCI-designated cancer center. National Cancer Institute. https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find. Accessed Feb. 7, 2019.