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

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

Hawaii Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 117

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 23

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 140

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Hawaii

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

Cancer Research Center of Hawaii

Cancer Research Center of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

Cancer Research Center of Hawaii ranks among the best cancer centers in the country with top mesothelioma doctors who provide state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Honolulu, HI

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, specializes in mesothelioma research and the development of mesothelioma treatments.

Hawaii Mesothelioma Doctors

If you need help with getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in Hawaii 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.

Michele Carbone, M.D.

Dr. Carbone
Honolulu, HI

Dr. Michele Carbone

Director, Thoracic Oncology

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 440-4596

Dr. Michele Carbone is Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, HI where he specializes in treating mesothelioma.

Haining Yang, M.D.

Dr. Yang
Honolulu, HI

Dr. Haining Yang

Researcher

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 440-4588

Dr. Haining Yang is a researcher at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center whose work focuses on the pathogenesis of mesothelioma and the identification of innovative strategies for detection, prevention, and treatment of this disease.

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.

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Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

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James Pingpank, MD

James Pingpank, MD

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Locate Cancer Support Services in Hawaii

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 Hawaii.

Hawaii Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Medical Office
      (Honolulu)
      808-432-8538
    • Pacific Cancer Foundation
      (Wailuku, Lahaina, Kihei)
      808-269-3948
    • Hawaii Pacific Health
      (Aiea, Honolulu, Lihue)
      877-709-9355
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Hale Makua Health Services
      (Wailuku, Kahului)
      808-877-2761
    • Aston Hotels
      (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island)
      855-747-0763
    • Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge
      (Honolulu)
      800-227-2345
  • Patient Transport

    • Hawaii Life Flight
      (Statewide)
      808-833-2270
    • Hawaii Transportation Services
      (Kaneohe)
      808-206-5706
    • American Medical Response
      (Oahu, Maui County, Kauai, Big Island)
      800-742-5457
    • Kauai Medical Transport
      (Lihue)
      808-212-5833
  • Physical Therapy

    • Maui Memorial Medical Center
      (Wailuku)
      808-244-9056
    • The Queen's Medical Center
      (Honolulu)
      808-691-4211
    • North Hawaii Community Hospital
      (Kamuela)
      808-881-4860

Financial Assistance to Help with Treatment Costs

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 Hawaii, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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