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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors who practice in Alaska 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 Alaska below.

Alaska Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 80

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • N/A

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 80

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Alaska Mesothelioma Doctors

If you need help with getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in Alaska have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information is provided.

Jeanne E. Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Anderson
Anchorage, AK

Dr. Jeanne E. Anderson

Medical Oncologist

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 562-0321

Dr. Jeanne E. Anderson is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

William E. Curtis, M.D.

Dr. Curtis
Anchorage, AK

Dr. William E. Curtis

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Frontier Cardiovascular Surgery
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 334-6442

Dr. William E. Curtis is a cardiothoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

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 Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
David Bartlett, MD

David Bartlett, MD

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology Map Marker Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncologist Map Marker Washington Cancer Institute

Find Cancer Support Services in Alaska

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma in Alaska. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Alaska Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Peak Counseling
      (Eagle River)
      907-622-1002
    • Hope Counseling Center
      (Fairbanks)
      907-451-8208
    • Counseling Solutions Of Alaska
      (Anchorage)
      907-644-8044
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Providence Hickel House
      (Anchorage)
      907-212-4100
    • Joe's House
      (Nationwide)
      877-563-7468
    • Cancer Connection
      (Juneau)
      907-796-2273
  • Patient Transport

    • LifeMed Alaska
      (Anchorage)
      800-478-5433
    • Guardian Flight
      (Anchorage)
      888-997-3822
    • Delta Medical Transport
      (Delta Junction)
      907-895-4356
  • Physical Therapy

    • Providence Health & Services Alaska
      (Anchorage)
      907-212-6872
    • Health Quest Therapy
      (Eagle River)
      907-622-6363
    • Alaska Native Medical Center
      (Anchorage)
      907-729-1249

Treating Mesothelioma Can Be Expensive in Alaska

The costs associated with mesothelioma treatment can add up quickly. Additionally, 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 Alaska, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Alaska.

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