Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic doctors provide comprehensive breast cancer risk assessment services. Your doctor works with other experts to be sure the assessment takes all of your health concerns into consideration.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Specialists in the breast clinic at Mayo Clinic work together to develop a care plan that provides you with comprehensive care. Your care team might include specialists in genetics, breast imaging, breast surgery, breast health and oncology.

Personalized care

Mayo Clinic doctors don't take a one-size-fits-all approach to breast cancer screening and prevention. Instead, doctors work with you to determine what strategies for screening and prevention best meet your needs and preferences.

Mayo Clinic offers services in a High Risk Breast Clinic for people with a high risk of breast cancer based on family history or breast biopsy results. This caring, multidisciplinary team is made up of experts in breast health and screening. They work using the latest research to develop a personalized risk management plan for you.

Your doctor may also help determine whether you might be eligible for a clinical trial or study that's being conducted for women with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Access to the latest in screening and risk reduction

At Mayo Clinic, you have access to the latest breast cancer screening techniques and technology, including molecular breast imaging, 3D mammogram and breast MRI.

To help you manage your risk, Mayo Clinic specialists offer the latest breast cancer surgery techniques and options for breast cancer chemoprevention.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic breast cancer specialists are recognized for their contributions to the understanding of breast cancer risk and risk reduction strategies.

  • Mayo Clinic Comprehensive 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 one of a select group of medical centers in the United States to be recognized as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for breast cancer research, 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.
  • Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers participate in research cooperatives, such as the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, which gives people with cancer access to the latest clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "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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Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies of tests and procedures to help prevent, detect, treat or manage conditions.

Oct. 12, 2022
  1. Breast cancer risk reduction. Plymouth Meeting, Pa.: National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Accessed Nov. 5, 2018.
  2. Elmore JG. Screening for breast cancer: Strategies and recommendations. Accessed Nov. 5, 2018.
  3. Breast SPOREs. National Cancer Institute. Accessed Nov. 7, 2018.

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