Mayo Clinic's approach
Mayo Clinic cancer experts are trained and experienced in using the latest, most effective cancer treatment techniques. When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of experts works together to ensure all your needs are met and all your cancer treatment options are considered.
Advanced treatments and services
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The state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff at Mayo Clinic make it possible to deliver the most innovative, progressive care anywhere. The cutting-edge treatments and services available include:
Coordinated care from a team of experts
Mayo Clinic offers a truly integrated practice, with a variety of specialists regularly working together and meeting to discuss cases. This ensures that you receive care that takes into account all of your needs and concerns. Your care team carefully weighs all of your treatment options to create a plan that's personalized for you.
Your cancer care team might include:
Other experts are included as needed. For instance, if you have other health conditions that need to be considered as you weigh your cancer treatment options, the necessary experts will be included in the discussion.
Experience you can trust
Mayo Clinic cancer specialists have extensive experience caring for people with cancer. They draw on their experience and training to provide you with exactly the care you need.
When you seek care at Mayo Clinic you can expect:
- Treatment options for all types of cancer. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience caring for people with the most common types of cancer and those with very rare types.
- Specialized care for children. The Mayo Clinic Children's Center offers a full range of pediatric experts to provide specialized care for children and teenagers.
- Access to the latest treatments. At Mayo Clinic you have access to a range of treatments from the standard treatments to those only available through clinical trials.
The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.
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Stacy Weisensel and her husband Joshua had a goal: to take their daughters to as many national parks as possible. But in the summer of 2021, while trying to enjoy the breathtaking views of Yellowstone National Park with her family, Stacy was distracted by a nagging pain in her esophagus. Over the next few months, Stacy’s symptoms grew worse and ultimately led to a frightening diagnosis — stomach cancer. A life-changing diagnosis In July 2021,…
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When Lisa Ayer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, little did she expect that a tiny, yellow candy would be the catalyst to give her hope for the future. "I did not tolerate chemo very well. The taste alone made me sick. But then my sister told me about Lemonheads. They were a godsend," says Lisa, 58, who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Lisa found that the candy did more than help her…
Expertise and rankings
Outside organizations recognize Mayo Clinic cancer specialists through accreditations, grants and rankings:
- Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
- Mayo Clinic is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
- 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 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.
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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.
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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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