Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists use the latest technology to carefully shape and direct radiation therapy in order to maximize the dose to your cancer cells and reduce the risk of side effects.

Each year, more than 10,000 people undergo radiation therapy treatments at Mayo Clinic. The depth of expertise among Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists means you'll receive a personalized treatment that delivers exactly the care you need.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's highly trained radiation oncology treatment team includes radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, radiation therapists, oncology nurses, dietitians, medical social workers, treatment planners (dosimetrists) and medical physicists.

Your radiation oncology team works closely with medical oncologists, surgeons and other experts to coordinate the best care for you.

Advanced planning and treatment

Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists have access to the latest in radiation treatment technology, including proton therapy.

More-advanced forms of 3D conformal radiation therapy also are available, including:

Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists have experience planning and delivering 3D conformal radiation treatment for many different types of cancer.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists are widely respected for their experience and expertise in using radiation therapy to treat cancer.

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, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, have been recognized among the top Cancer hospitals in the nation for 2023-2024 by U.S. News & World Report.

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

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.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

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.

More information about billing and insurance:

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July 29, 2023
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