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Idaho Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


Mesothelioma patients who live in Idaho have access to quality mesothelioma treatment in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Idaho include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Additionally, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Idaho.

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Idaho as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A list of local cancer support services has been included as well for your convenience. Learn more about health care options available to you in Idaho here.

Idaho Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 212

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 69

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 281

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Idaho Mesothelioma Doctors

The following mesothelioma doctors are located and practice in the state of Idaho. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Timothy E. Sawyer, M.D.

Dr. Sawyer
Boise, ID

Dr. Timothy E. Sawyer

Radiation Oncologist

St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI): Boise

Boise, ID 83712
(208) 381-2711

Dr. Timothy E. Sawyer is a radiation oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at St. Luke's St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) in Boise, Idaho.

Matthew W. Schoolfield, M.D.

Dr. Schoolfield
Boise, ID

Dr. Matthew W. Schoolfield

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

St. Luke's Clinic – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Associates

Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-6545

Dr. Matthew W. Schoolfield is a cardiothoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at St. Luke's Clinic in Boise, Idaho.

Edward R. Setser, M.D.

Dr. Setser
Idaho Falls, ID

Dr. Edward R. Setser

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

East Falls Primary Care & Specialty Clinic - Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
(208) 535-4567

Dr. Edward Setser is a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center where he specializes in thoracic surgery and the treatment of mesothelioma.

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 mesothelioma type within their practice.

Top Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

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David Bartlett, MD

David Bartlett, MD

Vice Chair, Surgical Oncology Services Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Cancer Support Services in Idaho

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma in Idaho. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Idaho Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Kootenai Health
      (Coeur d'Alene)
    • Portneuf Cancer Center
    • Living Hope Clinic
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Bishop Foote Guest House
    • Days Inn Coeur d'Alene
      (Coeur d'Alene)
    • Extended Stay America -Boise
  • Patient Transport

    • Resilient Transport
      (Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Meridian)
    • Acute Rescue & Transport Inc.
    • Tropicare Transportation
  • Physical Therapy

    • Premier Therapy Associates
      (Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Rigby)
    • North Idaho Physical Therapy
      (Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden)
    • Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Center

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in Idaho

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 factor in insurance payments and reimbursements. Costs are estimated using data from the FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup tool, Healthcare Bluebook, and other sources to determine the costs of specific procedures.

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 Idaho, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Idaho.

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