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Colorado Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

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

Colorado Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 484

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 85

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 569

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Colorado Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

Quality cancer treament services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in Colorado. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate a cancer center detail link.

University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Aurora, CO

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center specializing in treating mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Top Colorado Mesothelioma Doctors

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

D. Ross Camidge, M.D.

Dr. Camidge
Aurora, CO

Dr. D. Ross Camidge

Medical Oncologist

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Mesothelioma Clinic
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 848-0300

Dr. D. Ross Camidge is a medical oncologist at the University of Colorado Cancer Center where he specializes in treating thoracic malignancies including lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Robert C. Doebele, M.D.

Dr. Doebele
Aurora, CO

Dr. Robert C. Doebele

Medical Oncologist

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Mesothelioma Clinic
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 848-0300

Dr. Robert C. Doebele is a member of the thoracic malignancies program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. His research is focused on the treatment of thoracic malignancies such as mesothelioma.

W. Thomas Purcell, M.D.

Dr. Purcell
Aurora, CO

Dr. W. Thomas Purcell

Medical Oncologist

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Mesothelioma Clinic
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 848-0300

Dr. W. Thomas Purcell is a medical oncologist at the University of Colorado Cancer Center where he focuses on treating lung malignancies and researching and developing new cancer treatment drugs.

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
Claire Verschraegen, M.D.

Claire Verschraegen, M.D.

Medical Oncologist Map Marker Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.

H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.

Chief Surgical Officer Map Marker Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Locate Cancer Support Services in Colorado

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

Colorado Treatment Support Services

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

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: The above table does 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.

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 Colorado, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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