Hodgkin's lymphoma care at Mayo Clinic

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Personalized care

At Mayo Clinic, teams of experts work together to provide individualized care for people with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Mayo Clinic specialists provide expert, personalized care to those with Hodgkin's lymphoma, including very rare types of the disease. Your care team might include:

If you have other health conditions that could be affected by cancer treatment, your team may include other specialists. Your team works together to provide exactly the care you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating Hodgkin's lymphoma. They have access to the knowledge and technology needed to provide excellent care, such as:

  • Experienced pathologists. Mayo Clinic pathologists who specialize in diseases of the blood (hematopathologists) are experienced in accurately diagnosing and staging all the subtypes of Hodgkin's lymphoma, including very rare ones. Research shows that expert review by pathologists experienced with lymphoma is key to developing an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Advanced laboratory technology. Mayo Clinic laboratories are equipped with the advanced technology doctors need to carefully analyze your cancer cells in order to help choose the most appropriate treatment for you.
  • A full range of treatment options. Mayo Clinic doctors work with you to review all of your treatment options and to choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. Treatments offered to people with Hodgkin's lymphoma include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and bone marrow transplant.
  • The latest radiation techniques. Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists plan and deliver radiation therapy safely using the latest techniques. Advances such as volumetric modulated arc therapy and proton therapy are combined with shielding techniques to allow your care team to deliver radiation therapy directly to the area affected by lymphoma and spare the healthy tissue around it.
  • Access to clinical trials. As Mayo Clinic is a leader in lymphoma research, you may also have access to the latest treatments by way of clinical research studies.
  • A team of experts focused on your care. Each week Mayo Clinic lymphoma specialists hold a multidisciplinary meeting to discuss treatment options (tumor board). These meetings include radiation oncologists, hematologists and others from Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Rochester, Minnesota. No matter which Mayo Clinic campus you go to for your care, you benefit from the collective expertise of the lymphoma team.

Survivorship clinics for follow-up care

Mayo Clinic offers services for people who have completed Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment through cancer survivorship clinics. Follow-up medical care is important for every person who has gone through treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. The survivorship clinic offers evaluation for physical and psychological side effects, and provides plans for follow-up care and healthy living after cancer treatment. Sometimes follow-up care involves blood tests or imaging tests.

Expertise and rankings

Advancing care for people with Hodgkin's lymphoma

Mayo Clinic doctors are leaders in conducting clinical trials of Hodgkin's lymphoma treatments that are more effective and less toxic.

Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating people with all types of Hodgkin's lymphoma, including the rare and aggressive. Each year Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 1,500 people with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Research shows that people with Hodgkin's lymphoma who seek care at high-volume medical centers tend to have better survival rates.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is recognized for high-quality lymphoma care and research by national organizations.

  • Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center 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.
  • Mayo Clinic is part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and the NRG Oncology, which are international groups of scientists who work together to conduct clinical trials and reduce the impact of cancer.
  • Mayo Clinic is one of a select group of medical centers in the United States to be recognized as having a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for lymphoma, funded by the National Cancer Institute. To earn a highly competitive SPORE grant, institutions must demonstrate a high degree of collaboration between first-rate scientists and clinicians and show excellence in translational research projects.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked highly performing 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.

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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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