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Iowa Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Iowa 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 Iowa here.

Iowa Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 432

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 49

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 481

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Iowa

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

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Iowa City, IA

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa is home to a lung cancer clinic where mesothelioma and other lung diseases are treated.

Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Iowa

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

James M. Levett, M.D.

Dr. Levett
Cedar Rapids, IA

Dr. James M. Levett

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Department of Surgical Specialists

PCI Medical Pavilion
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 362-5118

Dr. James M. Levett is a cardiothoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at the Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Department of Surgical Specialists in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Gerald H. Clamon, M.D.

Dr. Clamon
Iowa City, IA

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon

Medical Oncologist

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Iowa City, IA 52242
(800) 777-8442

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon is a Hematology and Oncology Specialist affiliated with the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center in Iowa City, Iowa. He specializes in treating cancer of the lungs, esophagus, head and neck.

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.

Top Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
James Pingpank, M.D.

James Pingpank, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, The Lung Center Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cancer Support Services in Iowa

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

Iowa Treatment Support Services

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in Iowa

Mesothelioma treatment is expensive. All of the different treatment related costs can add up quickly. On top of that, 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: The table above does 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.

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

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Iowa

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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