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

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

Florida Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 2,801

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 601

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 3,402

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Florida

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

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Tampa, FL

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando

Orlando, FL

The Rod Taylor Care Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando specializes in multimodality treatment for diseases of the lung including mesothelioma cancer.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Miami, FL

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leading cancer clinic where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Top Florida Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Scott J. Antonia, M.D.

Dr. Antonia
Tampa, FL

Dr. Scott J. Antonia

Medical Oncologist

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Tampa, FL 33612
(888) 663-3488

Dr. Scott J. Antonia is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Lary Robinson, M.D.

Dr. Robinson
Tampa, FL

Dr. Lary Robinson

Director, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 745-8412

Dr. Lary A. Robinson is the Director Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida and he evaluates and treats mesothelioma.

Tawee Tanvetyanon, M.D.

Dr. Tanvetyanon
Tampa, FL

Dr. Tawee Tanvetyanon

Medical Oncologist

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Tampa, FL 33612
(888) 663-3488

Dr. Tawee Tanvetyanon is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Amit N. Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel
Miami, FL

Dr. Amit N. Patel

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 689-2780

Dr. Amit Patel is chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Miami Health System where he specializes in the treatment of cardiothoracic cancers like mesothelioma.

Nestor R. Villamizar, M.D.

Dr. Villamizar
Miami, FL

Dr. Nestor R. Villamizar

Thoracic Surgeon

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-2363

Dr. Nestor R. Villamizar is a thoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, Florida.

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
Harvey Pass, M.D.

Harvey Pass, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery Map Marker NYU Langone Medical Center
Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

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

Florida 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 Florida for your convenience.

Florida Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Live for Today Foundation
      (Jacksonville)
      904-619-9071
    • Community Palliative Consultants
      (Jacksonville)
      904-407-7700
    • Florida Counseling Centers
      (Melbourne)
      321-259-1662
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Joe's House
      (Statewide)
      877-563-7468
    • Catholic Charities
      (Gainesville)
      352-372-0294
    • American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge
      (Gainesville)
      352-338-0601
  • Patient Transport

    • Florida Medical Transportation
      (Lake Mary)
      407-260-1230
    • WeCare Medical Transportation
      (Tampa)
      813-874-1300
    • Medical Transport Services
      (St. Petersburg)
      800-687-0607
  • Physical Therapy

    • Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation
      (West Palm Beach)
      561-833-1747
    • Moffitt Cancer Center
      (Tampa)
      888-MOFFITT
    • Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
      (Orlando)
      407-303-1700

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in Florida

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: 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.

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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 Florida, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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