Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), cancer (oncologists) and other specialties have experience evaluating and treating people with paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system. You'll receive care from a team of Mayo Clinic specialists who truly listen to your questions and concerns about your health. Mayo Clinic experts work together to provide you with the very best care and service — all personalized to meet your needs.

Mayo Clinic specialists will work together as a team to care for you, and work with you to create a treatment plan fits your needs.

Advanced diagnostic tools

Mayo Clinic doctors use many tests to diagnose paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system. Tests may include blood tests, spinal taps, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, CT scans, PET plus CT, MRI and others.

Access to the latest research

Mayo Clinic autoimmune neurology researchers work with doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists) and cancer (oncologists) to study and develop new diagnostic tools and therapies for paraneoplastic syndromes and other autoimmune conditions. Researchers in the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology work closely with other doctors to evaluate paraneoplastic syndromes.

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive expertise evaluating and treating people with paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists care for more than 4,100 people for paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system.

Research leader

Mayo Clinic researchers discovered many of the antibody tests that are used to diagnose paraneoplastic syndromes.

Our researchers are actively engaged in developing and improving diagnostic tools and treatments for paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system and conduct clinical trials.

Comprehensive cancer center

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Nationally recognized expertise

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology department's expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best 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.

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