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.
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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.
St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI): Boise
Boise, ID 83712
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.
St. Luke's Clinic – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Associates
Boise, ID 83702
Dr. Matthew W. Schoolfield is a cardiothoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at St. Luke's Clinic in Boise, Idaho.
Idaho Falls, ID
East Falls Primary Care & Specialty Clinic - Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Dr. Edward Setser is a cardiothoracic surgeon at East Falls Specialty Clinic in Idaho where he specializes in thoracic and cardiac 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.
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
Portneuf Cancer Center
Living Hope Clinic
- Kootenai Health
Bishop Foote Guest House
Days Inn Coeur d'Alene
Extended Stay America -Boise
- Bishop Foote Guest House
(Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Meridian)
- Resilient Transport
Acute Rescue & Transport Inc.
- Acute Rescue & Transport Inc.
Premier Therapy Associates
(Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Rigby)
North Idaho Physical Therapy
(Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden)
Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Center
- Premier Therapy Associates
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.
Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Idaho
- Speak with a 13-Year Mesothelioma Survivor
- Financial Assistance Available to Help with Treatment Costs