Acute myelogenous leukemia care at Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic physician consults with a man about acute myelogenous leukemia care

Mayo Clinic specialists offer personalized treatment for people with acute myelogenous leukemia. Members of your care team work together to deliver exactly the care you need.

A diagnosis of acute myelogenous leukemia requires immediate evaluation so that treatment can begin promptly. When you request an appointment at Mayo Clinic, we work quickly to arrange your initial appointment.

Team approach

At Mayo Clinic, doctors from multiple specialties form a team in order to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that meets all of your needs and considers all of your treatment options.

Your care team may include:

Mayo physicians collaborate on acute myelogenous leukemia care

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest diagnosis and treatment options in order to provide you with expert care. At Mayo Clinic, you have access to:

  • Doctors dedicated to caring for people with AML. Mayo Clinic has several focused groups related to AML care, including the Acute Leukemia/Myelodysplasia Group and the Bone Marrow Transplant Group.
  • Expert care for children. 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 through a partnership with Nemours Children's Specialty Care and Wolfson Children's Hospital.
  • Precise diagnostic testing. Mayo Clinic hematopathologists use the latest in laboratory testing to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Specialized tests can analyze leukemia cells for abnormalities that give your care team clues about which treatments are most likely to benefit you.
  • All the available treatment options. Mayo Clinic offers all of the available treatments so that your care team can carefully consider all of your options. The range of treatments offered includes chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, targeted drug therapy and radiation therapy.
  • The latest treatment innovations. Doctors at Mayo Clinic participate in research studying new treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia. This means you'll have access to the latest treatment as it becomes available in clinical trials.

Expert care for everyone with AML

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience caring for all types and phases of acute myelogenous leukemia, including:

  • All subtypes of AML. Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in caring for people with all subtypes of AML, including acute myelomonocytic leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute promyelocytic leukemia and myeloid sarcoma.
  • All phases of AML. Mayo Clinic doctors offer expert care for every phase of the disease, including acute myelogenous leukemia that's newly diagnosed (not having achieved remission), in remission and in relapse.
  • Leukemia that affects other parts of the body. Acute myelogenous leukemia mostly affects the blood and bone marrow, but sometimes leukemia cells are found in other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, skin and digestive system. Mayo Clinic doctors use tests and procedures to detect and effectively treat leukemia cells in other parts of the body. They draw on their experience to provide compassionate care for people with advanced acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • Recurrent AML. If you experience recurrence or relapse of your disease, your doctor will work with you to consider all of the available treatment options, including clinical trials studying the newest treatments.
  • Aggressive AML. Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in treating particularly aggressive types of acute myelogenous leukemia. They offer expedited appointments and evaluations so that you can begin treatment promptly.

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.

Expertise and rankings

A Mayo Clinic physician talks with a woman about a possible AML diagnosis.

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating acute myelogenous leukemia. When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. Mayo Clinic hematologists, hematopathologists, radiation oncologists and transplant specialists work together to ensure all of your individual needs are addressed when creating your customized treatment plan.
  • Experience you can trust. Each year, more than 950 people with acute myelogenous leukemia receive care at Mayo Clinic. This experience means your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, 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.

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