Expertise and rankings

  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic's breast clinic includes specialists in genetics, breast imaging, breast surgery, breast health and oncology. These experts work together to develop a care plan to provide you with whole-person care.
  • Available online risk assessment tools. Doctors at Mayo Clinic use breast cancer risk assessment tools that take into account many aspects of your personal health and family history in order to understand your individual risk of breast cancer.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

Oct. 22, 2015
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Breast cancer risk assessment