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. 480-301-7683 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  3. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. Mountain time
  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

Central Appointment Office

  1. 904-953-0853
  2. 904-953-2300 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  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. 507-281-9786 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  3. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. Central time
  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Central Appointment Office
(Minnesota)

  1. 855-MAYO-KID (855-629-6543, toll-free)
  2. 507-281-9786 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  3. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. Central time
  5. Monday through Friday

Oncology at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest, most comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment programs in the world. Each year thousands of people who have any of more than 200 kinds of cancer seek treatment at Mayo Clinic from oncologists and other cancer experts.

Oncologists specialize in managing drug treatments for people with early and advanced cancers that affect the organs, muscles, bones and connective tissue. However, people with some early-stage cancers may be treated with surgery or radiation therapy alone and may not need the care of an oncologist.

Treatments managed by oncologists include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Experimental therapies
  • Other systemic treatments

Oncologists at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of every kind of cancer, including:

To understand Mayo Clinic's approach to treating cancers of the blood and blood-forming organs, such as leukemia and lymphoma, visit the hematology page.

People with cancer who seek care at Mayo Clinic have access to a full range of treatment options, including standard and experimental treatments. Mayo Clinic oncologists collaborate with experts in all other departments to provide coordinated and integrated, multidisciplinary care to people with all types of cancer.

Oncologists are active in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a comprehensive cancer center. It is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center with three sites — Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center ranks in the top tier of cancer centers for cancer research, treatment and education.

People with cancer who seek care at Mayo Clinic will find experts equipped with the knowledge and resources to provide the best care:

  • Research. Novel drug, immunologic, biological targeted therapies and gene therapies are being studied intensively within the department to determine their potential for cancer treatment.

    This clinical expertise aligns strongly with the research programs of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The close connection between clinical care and research makes it possible for eligible patients to enroll in cutting-edge clinical cancer research studies, receive the most advanced treatments, and learn about their illness to actively participate in decisions about their treatment.

  • Collaborative care. A full team of oncologists and allied health professionals specializing in medical oncology can be found at Mayo Clinic's three campuses.

    The oncology team works closely with colleagues who specialize in internal medicine, radiology, medical genetics, neurology, pathology and others to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and help tailor an appropriate, individualized care plan.

    In order to deliver effective care, oncologists collaborate with colleagues in radiation oncology, surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, palliative care, psychiatry and psychology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

  • Cancer registry. Mayo Clinic's cancer registry collects information about cancer diagnoses, treatments and outcomes, which leads to improved care for people with cancer.
  • Focused on you. Mayo Clinic oncologists provide personalized, whole-person care to people with cancer. They are committed to the driving principle set forth by Mayo Clinic's founders that "the best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered."

    Oncologists at Mayo Clinic are committed to a personal approach to cancer care. They focus on the personal as well as the medical needs of people with cancer by providing a diverse range of services for patients and their families.

  • Targeted information. Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Center complements these efforts by providing people with cancer and their families with a large library and resource service devoted exclusively to cancer information.

Since its founding more than 150 years ago, Mayo Clinic has offered cancer treatment. Thousands of people come to Mayo Clinic for cancer care each year. For some, coming to Mayo Clinic was a last resort. More commonly, people with cancer choose Mayo Clinic early in their diagnoses to access more treatment options to fight their cancers, and experience better outcomes and higher rates of healing and survival.

Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 70 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites bring Mayo Clinic cancer care to their local communities.

Mayo Clinic oncologists have experience treating all types of cancer using a variety of forms of treatment.

Many people come to Mayo Clinic when their condition is complex or extremely unusual. You may come to Mayo Clinic on your own or with a referral from your doctor.

Oncologists work with a team of doctors and subspecialists in other areas to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs.

Mayo Clinic provides management and services for many types of cancer, including but not limited to those listed below. Availability of the services may vary between each Mayo location. Please confirm when you call to 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:

Oncology at Mayo Clinic offers special disease and condition-related groups, which bring together the expertise of many specialists to evaluate and treat people with cancer and conduct research.

Oncologists at Mayo Clinic are consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements reinforce our commitment to providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been recognized as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked as the top hospital in Arizona and is nationally ranked in 12 medical specialties. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., was ranked the top hospital in Jacksonville.

  • The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of 69 U.S. medical centers that have been named National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer centers. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has held this NCI designation since 1973. Mayo Clinic has also met even more-rigorous standards for designation by the NCI as a comprehensive cancer center. These standards include basic laboratory research; participation in high-priority NCI clinical studies; applied and clinical research; cancer prevention and control programs; education and training of health care professionals; public information services; and community service and outreach.
  • The NCI recognizes 10 formal programs to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, comprising cancer immunology and immunotherapy; cancer prevention and control; cell biology; developmental therapeutics; gastrointestinal cancer; genetic epidemiology and risk assessment; gene and virus therapy; hematologic malignancies; neuro-oncology; and women's cancer.
  • Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
  • Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is one of four sites in Florida to receive the Cancer Center of Excellence Designation from the state of Florida. This designation recognizes providers that demonstrate excellence in patient-centered coordinated care for people undergoing cancer treatment in Florida.
  • Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine focuses on the genomic, molecular, and cellular interactions at the foundation of life and disease.
  • Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine pioneers new approaches to rejuvenation and regenerations to develop next-generation reparative solutions.
  • Mayo Clinic's Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery combines innovation, continuous improvement, implementation science and research-quality methodologies to improve health care delivery.

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 oncologists are actively engaged in cancer research in laboratory and clinical research programs. Mayo Clinic researchers continually study new diagnosis and treatment options for people with cancer and conduct clinical trials. Research includes studies for many types of cancers, as well as related areas such as psychosocial care.

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic physicians on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Read more about oncology laboratories and programs:

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center — Research

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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References
  1. Miller HL. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. March 14, 2016.
  2. NCI-designated cancer centers. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers. Accessed April 22, 2016.
  3. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find/mayoclinic. Accessed April 22, 2016.
  4. Cancer Center of Excellence designation. Florida Department of Health. http://www.floridahealth.gov/provider-and-partner-resources/research/cancer-center-of-excellence-award.html. Accessed April 22, 2016.