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Arkansas Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


If you live in the state of Arkansas and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have access to a number of treatment options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Arkansas include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Arkansas.

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Arkansas as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. Additionally we have located a number of local cancer treatment support services and caregiver resources for your convenience. Read more about health care options available in Arkansas here.

Arkansas Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 264

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 108

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 372

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Arkansas

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in Arkansas. Please click on a cancer center link for more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Little Rock, AR

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR is home to a lung cancer team that treats mesothelioma and other lung diseases.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Arkansas

The following mesothelioma doctors are located and practice in the state of Arkansas. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, M.D.

Dr. Arnaoutakis
Little Rock, AR

Dr. Konstantinos Arnaoutakis

Medical Hematologist & Oncologist

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-8530

Dr. Konstantinos Arnaoutakis is a medical hematologist & oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Matthew A. Steliga, M.D.

Dr. Steliga
Little Rock, AR

Dr. Matthew A. Steliga

Associate Professor of Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-8211

Dr. Matthew A. Steliga is a thoracic surgeon at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute which is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. He specializes in thoracic oncology and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

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
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, The Lung Center Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital
Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Director, Thoracic Oncology Map Marker University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

Arkansas Cancer Support Services

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 Arkansas for your convenience.

Arkansas Treatment Support Services

Treating Mesothelioma Can Be Expensive in Arkansas

Treating mesothelioma can be a very expensive proposition. The many different treatment related costs can add up quickly. Additionally, many people may need to take time off from work to deal with their cancer diagnosis.

The table below provides cost estimates for a number of common procedures 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 listed above do not take insurance payments or reimbursements into account. These cost estimates are estimated using data from the FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup tool, Healthcare Bluebook, and other sources.

Filing a Claim for Asbestos Exposure

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 Arkansas, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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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

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