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Connecticut Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

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

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Connecticut as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. Additionally for caregivers, we have located a number of local cancer treatment support services. Read more about health care options available to you in Connecticut here.

Connecticut Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 582

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 91

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 673

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Connecticut Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

The Thoracic Oncology Program at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut offers treatment for mesothelioma and other types of lung disease and cancer.

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

New Haven, CT

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut provides treatment for many types of cancer including mesothelioma.

Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center

New Haven, CT

Yale Cancer Center, located in New Haven, Connecticut works collaboratively with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven to provide state of the art mesothelioma cancer treatment.

Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Connecticut

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

Michael R. Grey, M.D.

Dr. Grey
New Britain, CT

Dr. Michael R. Grey

Chief, Department of Medicine

The Hospital of Central Connecticut

New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 224-5661

Dr. Michael Grey is the Chief of the Department of Medicine at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and is board certified in internal medicine and occupational and environmental medicine.

Carrie Redlich, M.D.

Dr. Redlich
New Haven, CT

Dr. Carrie Redlich

Director, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 737-2817

Dr. Carrie Redlich is a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and Acting Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program with clinical interests in malignant mesothelioma and occupational lung disease.

Frank C. Detterbeck, M.D.

Dr. Detterbeck
New Haven, CT

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck

Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 200-5864

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck is Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut where he specializes in minimally invasive surgery and treating mesothelioma and other lung cancers.

Jack A. Elias, M.D.

Dr. Elias
New Haven, CT

Dr. Jack A. Elias

Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Yale Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 785-4119

Dr. Jack Elias is Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and specializes in pulmonary disease.

Michael Kashgarian, M.D.

Dr. Kashgarian
New Haven, CT

Dr. Michael Kashgarian

Professor Emeritus of Pathology

Yale Cancer Center

New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 785-2750

Dr. Michael Kashgarian is Professor Emeritus of Pathology (tissue and organ diseases) at Yale University Cancer Center and his research is vital to helping those with malignant 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 Pleural Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
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
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

Connecticut 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 Connecticut for your convenience.

Connecticut Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • MISSION
      (Southport)
      203-292-8722
    • Connecticut Counseling Services
      (Danbury)
      203-743-4698
    • Connecticut Counseling Services
      (Norwalk)
      203-838-6508
    • Connecticut Counseling Services
      (Waterbury)
      203-755-8874
    • Ann's Place
      (Danbury)
      203-790-6568
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Montage Rocky Hill
      (Rocky Hill)
      860-756-0368
    • Atria Stratford
      (Stratford)
      203-380-0006
    • Flats at 390
      (Meriden)
      203-292-1099
  • Patient Transport

    • Andover Dial a Ride
      (Andover)
      860-742-7305
    • Connecticut Transportation Solutions
      (Bridgeport)
      203-592-7213
    • Connecticut Transportation Solutions
      (Waterbury)
      203-592-7213
    • Sweetheart Transportation Service
      (Danbury)
      203-748-2511
  • Physical Therapy

    • Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
      (North Haven)
      203-230-9226
    • St. Vincent's Medical Center
      (Bridgeport)
      203-576-6000
    • Griffin Hospital
      (Derby)
      203-732-7445

Financial Assistance to Help with Treatment Costs

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 noted 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 Connecticut, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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