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People diagnosed with mesothelioma who live in California have access to a number of quality health care options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in California include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in California.

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in California as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A number of local cancer support services has been included as well for your convenience. Read more about health care options available to you in California here.

California Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 4,295

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 558

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 4,853

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in California

The following mesothelioma cancer centers are located in the state of California. These cancer centers are equipped to deliver quality mesothelioma treatment. Click on a specific cancer center link to get more in depth information.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a leading cancer clinic in Los Angeles, California where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Duarte, CA

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center located in Duarte, California is a NCI designated cancer center specializing in mesothelioma treatment.

Salk Institute

Salk Institute

La Jolla, CA

Salk Institute is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

Orange, CA

St. Joseph Hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment is a first of its kind cancer care facility in Orange county that offers its patients a nationally-recognized thoracic oncology program that specializes in a comprehensive approach to treating lung cancer and other complicated thoracic conditions, such as mesothelioma.

Stanford Cancer Institute

Stanford Cancer Institute

Stanford, CA

The Stanford Cancer Institute located in Stanford, California is affiliated with the Stanford School of Medicine and specializes in treating various types of lung cancer including mesothelioma.

The Burnham Institute

The Burnham Institute

La Jolla, CA

The Burnham Institute is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion

San Francisco, CA

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion in San Francisco, California specializes in treating mesothelioma through the thoracic oncology program.

University of California Irvine Medical Center

University of California Irvine Medical Center

Orange, CA

The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California is a leading treatment facility for mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases.

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center located at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, California specializes in mesothelioma cancer treatment.

University of California San Diego Cancer Center

University of California San Diego Cancer Center

La Jolla, CA

The University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, CA specializes in treating lung cancer and mesothelioma.

University of California San Francisco Medical Center

University of California San Francisco Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

The University of California San Francisco Medical Center is a leading treatment facility for mesothelioma and other types of thoracic cancer.

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Los Angeles, CA

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center ranks among the best cancer centers in the country with top mesothelioma doctors who provide state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Top California Mesothelioma Doctors

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and contact information.

Michael Y. Chang, M.D.

Dr. Chang
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Michael Y. Chang

Thoracic Surgeon

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA 90027
(800) 954-8000

Dr. Michael Y. Chang is a thoracic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center located in California with clinical and research interests in mesothelioma cancer.

Mark R. Cullen, M.D.

Dr. Cullen
Stanford, CA

Dr. Mark R. Cullen

Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine

Stanford School of Medicine

Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 721-6296

Dr. Mark R. Cullen leads the Division of General Internal Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine in Stanford, California and is one of the country's leading experts on the study and prevention of disease and injury, including mesothelioma, caused by dangers in the environment or the workplace.

Mark W. Lischner, M.D.

Dr. Lischner
Roseville, CA

Dr. Mark W. Lischner

Pulmonary Specialist

Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 786-7498

Dr. Mark Lischner works as a physician with the Sutter Physician Alliance in Roseville, California specializing in pulmonary diseases like mesothelioma.

David M. Jablons, M.D.

Dr. Jablons
San Francisco, CA

Dr. David M. Jablons

Chief of Thoracic Surgery

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 885-3882

Dr. David Jablons is chief of thoracic surgery at UCSF Medical Center where he specializes in treating malignant pleural mesothelioma for victims of asbestos exposure.

Thierry Marie Jahan, M.D.

Dr. Jahan
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan

Lung Cancer Specialist

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 885-3882

Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan is the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and is dedicated to the treatment of mesothelioma.

Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Dr. Cameron
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron

Director, Thoracic Oncology

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 267-4612

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron currently serves as Director of Thoracic Oncology at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Department of Surgery specializing in mesothelioma treatment.

Joel M. Baumgartner, M.D.

Dr. Baumgartner
La Jolla, CA

Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner

Surgical Oncologist

University of California San Diego Cancer Center

Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA 92093
(800) 926-8273

Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner is a surgical oncologist who specializes in cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including peritoneal mesothelioma.

It is not uncommon for patients to travel outside of their current states to meet with top oncologists and thoracic surgeons across the country. These mesothelioma experts usually have a particular focus within their practice.

Top Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
David Sugarbaker, M.D.

David Sugarbaker, M.D.

Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Lung Institute Map Marker Baylor College of Medicine
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Vice Chair of Surgery for Cancer and Translational Research Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Locate Cancer Support Services in California

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

California Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Center for Cancer Counseling
      (Newport Beach)
      949-474-4337
    • Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center
      (San Mateo)
      650-696-4405
    • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
      (San Francisco)
      415-885-7210
    • Simonton Cancer Center
      (Malibu)
      800-459-3424
    • ValleyCare Medical Plaza
      (Pleasanton)
      925-847-3000
    • Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center
      (Merced)
      855-254-0427
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Orange County Ronald McDonald House
      (Orange)
      714-639-3600
    • Family House
      (San Francisco)
      415-476-8321
    • Lazarex Cancer Foundation
      (Danville)
      877-866-9523
    • Grandma's House of Hope
      (Santa Ana)
      714-833-5333
    • California Cancer Center
      (Fresno)
      559-451-3655
    • Enloe Medical Center
      (Chico)
      530-332-3864
  • Patient Transport

    • TLC Medical Transport
      (San Diego)
      619-284-7433
    • Ambiance Medical Transportation
      (Sun Valley)
      818-955-5757
    • Eden Medical Transportation
      (San Leandro)
      866-292-6230
    • TLC Medical Transport
      (Orange County)
      949-830-7433
  • Physical Therapy

    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Santa Cruz)
      831-458-6230
    • OPTM Sports & Physical Therapy
      (San Jose)
      408-979-2300
    • Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehab
      (Costa Mesa)
      949-631-0125
    • ValleyCare Cancer Rehabilitation Program
      (Livermore)
      925-373-4019
    • ValleyCare Cancer Rehabilitation Program
      (Dublin)
      925-416-3667
    • City of Hope
      (Duarte)
      626-256-4673, ext 63339
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (San Carlos)
      650-632-0816
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Soquel)
      831-458-6230
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Sunnyvale)
      408-523-3060
    • OPTM Sports & Physical Therapy
      (Los Gatos)
      408-354-2223
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      (Los Angeles)
      310-423-9290
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
      (Palo Alto)
      650-853-3355
    • Disney Family Cancer Center Oncology Rehabilitation Department
      (Burbank)
      818-748-4751
    • St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute
      (Fullerton)
      714-871-3280
    • Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehab
      (Orange)
      714-547-1140

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma treatment can be a very expensive proposition and all of the 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 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 California, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of California.

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