Lymphoma care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic specialists provide expert, personalized care to people with 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.

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Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic pathologists who specialize in diseases of the blood (hematopathologists) are experienced with all types of lymphomas. They work closely with your care team to ensure an accurate diagnosis of this complex disease, which has many variations and rare forms. Research shows that expert review by pathologists who see many lymphoma cases is key to developing an appropriate treatment plan.

Mayo Clinic doctors work with you to review all of your treatment options and to choose the treatment that best suits your lymphoma and takes into account your needs and goals. Treatments offered to people with lymphoma include bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and CAR-T cell therapy, among others.

And because Mayo Clinic is a leader in lymphoma research, you also have access to the latest treatments by way of clinical research studies (clinical trials). The Early Cancer Therapeutics Group at Mayo Clinic offers people whose cancers haven't responded to standard chemotherapy or other treatments the opportunity to join an early-phase clinical trial of a potential new treatment.

In addition, each week Mayo Clinic lymphoma specialists hold a multidisciplinary meeting to discuss treatment options (tumor board). These meetings include radiation oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, hematopathologists and others from Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. So 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 lymphoma treatment through cancer survivorship clinics. Follow-up medical care is important. The lymphoma survivorship clinic offers evaluation for physical and psychological side effects, as well as provides plans for follow-up care and healthy living after cancer treatment. Sometimes follow-up care involves blood tests or imaging studies.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic hematologists are respected for their extensive experience treating people with all types of lymphoma, including the most common and rare forms. Each year Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 7,600 people with lymphoma.

    Expertise and rankings

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

    • Mayo Clinic 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 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 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. Learn more about the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma SPORE.

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

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as one of the top performing children's hospitals in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa on U.S. News & World Report's 2019–2020 Best Children's Hospitals 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.

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