Expertise and rankings

  • Collaboration. Your cancer rehabilitation team works closely with your doctor and includes a variety of experts to ensure you'll receive whole-person care. Your care team may include physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation nurses and other experts as needed.
  • Personalized care. Mayo Clinic cancer rehabilitation professionals create a personalized care plan for you based on your needs. A plan can be created to address a number of issues, such as memory and thinking changes, loss of flexibility and movement, swelling caused by abnormalities in your lymphatic system (lymphedema), muscle weakening, numbness, pain and distress, among many others.
  • Variety of treatments. Your cancer rehabilitation program could include retraining of muscle groups, exercise, bracing and other therapies to help you improve your overall function and resume regular activities. Complementary and integrative medicine such as massage therapy, acupuncture, counseling and nutrition also can help you recover.
  • 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 Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Nov. 05, 2015
References
  1. Rehabilitation. Cancer.Net. http://www.cancer.net/survivorship/follow-care-after-cancer-treatment/rehabilitation. Accessed Aug. 17, 2015.
  2. Sokolof JM, et al. Physical rehabilitation for cancer survivors. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Aug. 17, 2015.

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