Acute myelogenous leukemia care at Mayo Clinic

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A Mayo Clinic physician talks with a man about his diagnosis and options for care.

Team approach

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Mayo Clinic hematologists, hematopathologists and other specialists work together to provide comprehensive care for acute myelogenous leukemia.

At Mayo Clinic, hematologists form a multidisciplinary team with hematopathologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, hematology nurses, social workers and transplant specialists to provide whole-person care to those with acute myelogenous leukemia. Other specialists are brought in as needed to make sure you get exactly the care you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

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Mayo physicians use advanced technology to care for those with acute myelogenous leukemia.

Mayo Clinic doctors are deeply experienced in all aspects of AML. Mayo Clinic supports one of the largest inpatient treatment programs in existence for leukemias and lymphomas. Each year, nearly 900 people with AML receive care at Mayo Clinic. This level of experience means your doctors have the knowledge and resources to deliver the best care efficiently and compassionately

For example, Mayo clinicians conduct well over 4,800 bone marrow biopsies a year. They are deeply experienced in ensuring comfort through anesthetic, as well as preventing any need for repeat biopsies.

Mayo Clinic doctors leverage the latest diagnosis and treatment options, such as specialized laboratory testing to analyze leukemia cells for abnormalities that may suggest the best treatment option.

Your 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 includes chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, targeted therapy and radiation therapy.

Should your care require it, Mayo Clinic is extremely experienced in bone marrow transplant — to date, nearly 10,000 stem cell transplants have been performed at its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Dedicated specialty care units

Mayo Clinic has several focused groups related to AML care, including the Acute Leukemia and Myeloid Neoplasms Disease Group, the Bone Marrow Transplant Group, the Infectious Diseases Critical Care Unit.

Pediatric care

Children with leukemia are seen at the Children's Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. At Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, pediatric experts at Mayo Clinic Hospital collaborate with the Phoenix Children's Hospital to provide care and oversee a single bone marrow transplant program for children. Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida provides pediatric care at through a partnership with Nemours Children's Specialty Care and Wolfson Children's Hospital.

Clinical trials

Mayo Clinic doctors are continually assessing avenues for possible treatment breakthroughs through research, consistently conducting a wide range of rigorously screened clinical trials to test new options for people with AML.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic physicians bring nationally recognized oncologic expertise to acute myelogenous leukemia care Nationally recognized AML expertise

Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary team — hematologists, hematopathologst, oncologists, surgeons and others — bring nationally ranked cancer expertise to acute myelogenous leukemia care.

Mayo Clinic doctors are widely recognized for their experience diagnosing and treating leukemias of all types, including AML.

Mayo Clinic has been recognized as a top cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report since it began publishing rankings in 1990. Most recently, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was recognized as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, also are nationally ranked in cancer care.

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — a recognition for an institution's scientific excellence in research and multispecialty resources that are focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

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.

  1. Shocking Diagnosis Leads to a New Focus on Joy

    Andrea Borg was stunned to learn she had a life-threatening form of leukemia. But she persevered through demanding treatment regimens that ultimately put her cancer in remission. Today Andrea is focused on supporting others going through similar health challenges.? While perishable grocery items like milk and salmon certainly have expiration dates, Andrea Borg never expected [...]

  2. Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia

    Janie Magruder reflects on her cancer diagnosis and treatment, including a crucial stem cell donation from an unlikely source that helped to save her life. Written by Janie Magruder I must have looked like a deer caught in the headlights. "You're going to be fine," whispered my nurse after getting me settled in my hospital [...]

  3. Beating the Odds Against a Deadly Cancer

    Laughing often, listening to his physicians and receiving monthly chemotherapy have helped Clyde Erickson thrive while dealing with acute myelogenous leukemia. Clyde Erickson didn't exactly look death in the face and laugh. But laughter is one of the tools he has used to stay upbeat and mentally healthy for six years, despite having a blood [...]

  4. Cancer Care Inspires Kim DeBolt to Join the Mayo Clinic Team

    It was a quiet, rainy morning in 2002 at the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota. Kim DeBolt was staying at the hospitality house while recovering from a stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic to treat acute myelogenous leukemia. Family members were often with her at the house, but Kim was alone that [...]

  5. Remembrance Events at Mayo Clinic Give Family Time to Reflect and Share

    Carol Mannell remembers her younger sister, Kathy VanHulle, as a woman who loved meeting new people and having fun. Carol recalls how, despite being in the midst of receiving care for a serious illness when she was at Mayo Clinic, Kathy would take time to strike up conversations with people sitting next to her in [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating acute myelogenous leukemia. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for almost 900 people with AML.

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 has been recognized as a top cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report since it began publishing rankings in 1990. Most recently, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was recognized as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, also are nationally ranked in cancer care.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant expertise and rankings.

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.

Dec. 27, 2017