Leukemia care at Mayo Clinic

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have broad experience diagnosing and treating leukemia. Your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need. On average, Mayo Clinic doctors care for well over 4,600 people with leukemia every year.

    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.

  • Testing expertise. Mayo Clinic is consistently relied upon as an expert testing resource by the medical community. As an example, Mayo Clinic performs more than 6,000 bone marrow biopsies a year for Mayo and non-Mayo patients.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic 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 to people with leukemia includes chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplant.
  • Dedicated specialty care units. Mayo Clinic has several focused groups related to leukemia care, including the Acute Leukemia and Myeloid Neoplasms Disease Group, the Bone Marrow Transplant Group, the Infectious Diseases Critical Care Unit and the newly formed Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Clinic in Minnesota.
  • 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.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. 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.

Expertise & rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of leukemia. On average, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 4,600 people each year with one of the forms of the disease.

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 2016-2017 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.

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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.