Rhabdomyosarcoma care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic experts are known for the highest quality expertise and resources to meet the needs of children and adults with rhabdomyosarcoma. Our experienced multispecialty sarcoma teams care for hundreds of people each year who have various types of sarcoma.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's pediatric specialists come together as a team to create a customized treatment plan for your child. Pediatric oncologists work with multiple medical and surgical specialists, including but not limited to orthopedic surgeons, pediatric surgeons, pediatric radiation oncologists, radiologists and pediatric rehabilitation specialists. The care team also includes pediatric nurses, child life specialists, social workers and others as needed.

If you're an adult with rhabdomyosarcoma, Mayo Clinic's experienced team of experts who treat adults will customize care to your specific needs.

The latest treatments

Mayo Clinic experts will work with you to review treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered includes the latest advancements in chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Mayo Clinic is active in sarcoma research, which gives eligible patients a chance to enroll in clinical trials to try the latest treatment innovations.

Mayo Clinic's Proton Beam Therapy Program provides highly targeted precision beam therapy, destroying cancer while sparing healthy tissue.

Mayo Clinic is one of only a few centers in the United States that offer proton beam therapy — highly targeted precision beam therapy that destroys cancer while sparing healthy tissue.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements reinforce our commitment to providing expert care, tailored to the needs of each patient with rhabdomyosarcoma. Other reasons to choose Mayo Clinic for cancer care:

  • 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.
  • Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Mayo Clinic is a member of COG, a national group of institutions dedicated to children's cancer research, and NCCN. You or your child can receive coordinated diagnosis and treatment based on the latest research.
  • Fertility preservation program. Certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments increase the risk of impaired fertility. As part of the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, the Fertility Preservation Program evaluates children with cancer whose disease and treatment could affect future fertility. Fertility preservation services are also available for adults.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

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.

Jan. 30, 2018