Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic doctors offer expert, comprehensive care to adults and children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic cancer experts, including oncologists and hematologists, work as a team with other experts to provide compassionate care to people with cancer.

Mayo Clinic heart doctors (cardiologists) working in the Cardio-Oncology Clinic evaluate and treat people who have heart disease or who are at risk of heart disease before, during and after cancer treatment.

Access to the latest treatment options

Doctors at Mayo Clinic use a wide variety of individualized chemotherapy programs to treat many forms of cancer.

Ongoing research at Mayo Clinic means you may have access to new chemotherapy regimens that are not available elsewhere.

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.

  1. Harnessing Love and Gratitude to Combat an Aggressive Brain Tumor

    Mary Jane Moline has never been one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, she was ready to face her treatment head-on. For Mary Jane, that has meant embracing with enthusiasm all of the therapy her Mayo Clinic care team has offered. Mary Jane Moline, an [...]

  2. Palliative Care Helps Cancer Survivor Put an End to Severe Nausea

    After eight months of unrelenting nausea, David Dean was miserable and nothing seemed to help. Then a Mayo Clinic palliative care specialist took another look and recommended a new medication. That eliminated the nausea and enabled the former triathlete to once again exercise, travel and do the things that make his life full. After chemotherapy [...]

  3. Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Yields Outstanding Outcome

    Rita and Jim Krueger When Rita Krueger found out she had pancreatic cancer, the outlook seemed bleak. Then she met a Mayo Clinic physician who was willing to go beyond the standard treatment to achieve remarkable results. In more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the disease has already advanced to stage 4 [...]

  4. Second Opinion Opens the Door to Lifesaving Cancer Care

    LeAnn Kuper couldn't have been more surprised when she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer and told it was incurable. Despite that shocking news, the upbeat interior designer was undeterred. LeAnn took her case to Mayo Clinic and found a determined physician who offered her a promising alternative. All her life, LeAnn Kuper had been [...]

  5. Savoring the Many Flavors of Life After Overcoming Side Effects From Cancer Treatment

    Side effects from oral cancer treatment left Mike Serpe in terrible pain and unable to eat or drink for months. But after coming to Mayo Clinic, where he began hyperbaric oxygen therapy followed by surgery, his throat healed, and he reclaimed his love of cooking and eating. When Mike Serpe came to Mayo Clinic in [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience using chemotherapy to treat cancer. Thousands of people undergo chemotherapy treatments at Mayo Clinic every year.

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

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.

March 05, 2020
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  3. What to expect when having chemotherapy. Cancer.Net. Accessed Oct. 1, 2019.
  4. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). American College of Rheumatology. Accessed Oct. 1, 2019.
  5. Warner KJ. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic. Nov. 25, 2019.