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Alabama Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

Alabama

Mesothelioma patients who live in Alabama have access to quality mesothelioma treatment options in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Alabama include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Alabama.

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Alabama as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A list of local cancer support services has been included as well for your convenience. Learn more about health care options available to you in Alabama here.

Alabama Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 524

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 247

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 771

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Alabama. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center

Birmingham, AL

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, also known as the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cancer Center, located in Birmingham, Alabama treats mesothelioma cancer patients at the Lung Health Center.

Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Alabama

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice in the state of Alabama. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Francisco Robert

Dr. Robert-Vizcarrondo
Birmingham, AL

Dr. Francisco Robert-Vizcarrondo

Medical Hematologist & Oncologist

Birmingham VA Hospital

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
Birmingham, AL 35233
(800) 822-8816

Dr. Francisco Robert is a medical hematologist & oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Benjamin Wei, M.D.

Dr. Wei
Birmingham, AL

Dr. Benjamin Wei

Thoracic Surgeon

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 996-4000

Dr. Benjamin Wei is a thoracic surgeon at the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital located in Birmingham, Alabama who specializes in lung cancer surgery, including mesothelioma.

Occasionally, mesothelioma patients will travel to other states to meet with top mesothelioma doctors and thoracic surgeons across the country. These experts will usually concentrate on a particular mesothelioma type within their practice.

Top Pleural Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Chief, Thoracic Surgery Map Marker Mount Sinai Medical Center
Harvey Pass, M.D.

Harvey Pass, M.D.

Chief, Thoracic Oncology NYU Cancer Center Map Marker NYU Langone Medical Center

Locate Cancer Support Services in Alabama

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services in Alabama for your convenience.

Alabama Treatment Support Services

Financial Assistance to Help with Treatment Costs

Mesothelioma treatment is expensive. All of the different treatment related costs can add up quickly. On top of that, many people may need to take time off work or stop working altogether to deal with their cancer diagnosis.

The table below provides cost estimates for some of the procedures commonly used in diagnosing and treating mesothelioma.

Common Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Treatment Costs Approximate Cost Range
Diagnostic Imaging (CT, PET, MRI) $800 – $1,600 per scan
Needle Biopsy $500 – $700
Thoracoscopy or Pleuroscopy (lungs) or Laparoscopy (abdomen) $3,600 – $5,000
Thoracotomy (lungs) or Laparotomy (abdomen) $7,800 – $7,900
Surgery – Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy (removal of part or all of a lung) $13,000 – $17,000
Radiation $7,000 – $12,000
Chemotherapy – Pemetrexed (Alimta®) $37,000 – $50,000
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) $700 – $1,000

Note: Costs noted above do not factor in insurance payments and reimbursements. Costs are estimated using data from the FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup tool, Healthcare Bluebook, and other sources to determine the costs of specific procedures.

Filing an Asbestos Exposure Claim

Don’t lose your right to file a claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Alabama, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Alabama.

Free Help for Alabama Mesothelioma Patients

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

Jennifer R. Lucarelli
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