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Delaware Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

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

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Delaware 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 Delaware here.

Delaware Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 164

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 70

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 234

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Delaware

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in Delaware. 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.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Newark, DE

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Newark, Delaware is home to the Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center specializing in mesothelioma treatment.

Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Delaware

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

Gregory A. Masters, M.D.

Dr. Masters
Newark, DE

Dr. Gregory A. Masters

Medical Oncologist

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 366-1200

Dr. Gregory A. Masters is a medical oncologist at Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center located in Newark, Delaware. He specializes in the treatment of lung cancer.

Charles R. Mulligan, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Mulligan
Newark, DE

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.

Thoracic Surgeon

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Newark, DE 19713
(302) 623-4530

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr. is chief of thoracic surgery at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center on the campus of Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware where he specializes in the treatment of both malignant and non-malignant diseases relative to the lungs, mediastinum, chest wall, esophagus, thymus, and diaphragm.

Mesothelioma patients sometimes will travel long distances to meet with top mesothelioma doctors and thoracic surgeons across the country. These experts will usually focus on a particular type of mesothelioma 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

Find Cancer Support Services in Delaware

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 Delaware.

Delaware Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Cancer Support Community Delaware
      (Wilmington)
      302-995-2850
    • Cancer Support Community Delaware
      (Rehoboth Beach)
      302-645-9150
    • Christina Care Health System
      (Wilmington)
      800-693-CARE
    • Love in the Name of Christ
      (Bear)
      302-221-5683
    • Cancer Support Community Delaware
      (Dover)
      302-734-0898
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Pettinaro Residential Housing
      (Wilmington)
      302-999-0708
    • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware
      (Wilmington)
      302-656-HUGS
  • Patient Transport

    • Jean Birch Senior Center
      (Middletown)
      302-378-4758
    • Primecare Medical Transport
      (Milford)
      302-422-0900
    • Generations Home Care
      (New Castle)
      302-276-1466
  • Physical Therapy

    • Bayhealth
      (Dover)
      302-674-4700
    • University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic
      (Newark)
      302-831-8893
    • Atlantic Physical Therapy
      (Millsboro)
      302-934-0304

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma treatment is expensive. All of the different treatment related costs can add up quickly. On top of that, 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 table above does 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 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 Delaware, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Delaware.

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