Florida Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
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.
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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 is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.
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 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.
Dr. Scott J. Antonia is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.
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.
Dr. Tawee Tanvetyanon is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.
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.
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.
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
Community Palliative Consultants
Florida Counseling Centers
- Live for Today Foundation
American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge
- Joe's House
Florida Medical Transportation
- Florida Medical Transportation
WeCare Medical Transportation
Medical Transport Services
- WeCare Medical Transportation
Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation
(West Palm Beach)
Moffitt Cancer Center
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
- Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation
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.