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Indiana Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

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

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

Indiana Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 929

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 77

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 1,006

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Indiana Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Indiana. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Indiana. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and contact information.

Laurence Bates, M.D.

Dr. Bates
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Laurence Bates

Hematology and Oncology Specialist

St. Francis Cancer Center

Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 859-5252

Dr. Laurence Bates specializes in medical oncology/ hematology at Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants within the St. Francis Medical Group and has expertise in treating ovarian and lung cancer.

Anita Conte, M.D.

Dr. Conte
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Anita Conte

Hematology and Oncology Specialist

St. Francis Cancer Center

Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 859-5252

Dr. Anita Conte practices hematology and oncology at Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants with the St. Francis Medical Group and specializes in tumor oncology, coagulation and bleeding disorders and benign and malignant hematologic disorders.

Feng-Ming Spring Kong, M.D.

Dr. Kong
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Feng-Ming Spring Kong

Radiation Oncologist

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 944-1303

Dr. Feng-Ming Spring Kong is a radiation oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michael Slaughter, M.D.

Dr. Slaughter
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Michael Slaughter

Hematology and Oncology Specialist

St. Francis Cancer Center

Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 859-5252

Dr. Michael Slaughter is a physician with Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants specializing in the treatment of lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer and solid tumors.

Randall Trowbridge, M.D.

Dr. Trowbridge
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Randall Trowbridge

Hematology and Oncology Specialist

St. Francis Cancer Center

Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 859-5252

Dr. Randall Trowbridge is board certified in both internal medicine and medical oncology and specializes in gastrointestinal malignancies with Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants.

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.

Top Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
James Pingpank, MD

James Pingpank, MD

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
David Bartlett, MD

David Bartlett, MD

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology Map Marker Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Cancer Support Services in Indiana

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

Indiana Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Ball Memorial Hospital
      (Muncie)
      765-751-1449
    • Cancer Resource Centre
      (Munster)
      219-836-3349
    • Cancer Support Community
      (Indianapolis)
      317-257-1505
    • IU Health Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center
      (Indianapolis)
      888-600-4822
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Hope Lodge
      (Indianapolis)
      317-415-5050
    • SON Foundation
      (Indianapolis)
      317-504-9292
    • St. Vincent Foundation
      (Indianapolis)
      317-338-2338
    • Fair Haven Foundation
      (Indianapolis)
      317-348-3688
  • Patient Transport

    • Medical Transport Services LLC
      (Valparaiso)
      219-465-2110
    • Compassionate Medical Transportation
      (Indianapolis)
      317-921-1076
    • 5 Star Elite Medical Transportation Service
      (Gary)
      219-577-2067
  • Physical Therapy

    • Physical Therapy - Community Cancer Center North
      (Indianapolis)
      317-621-0480
    • IU Health Bloomington Hospital
      (Bloomington)
      812-353-5252
    • Union Hospital - Cancer Rehabilitation
      (Terre Haute)
      812-238-7000

Help With Mesothelioma Treatment Costs

Mesothelioma treatment can be a very expensive proposition and all of the 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 Indiana, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Indiana.

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