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.
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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.
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.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Department of Surgical Specialists
PCI Medical Pavilion
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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.
Iowa City, IA
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.
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
Counseling & Support Groups
CHI Health Support Services
Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center
John Stoddard Cancer Center - Counseling Services
- CHI Health Support Services
Helen K. Rossi Volunteer Guest House
Mercy Guest Lodging
Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
- Helen K. Rossi Volunteer Guest House
Non Emergency Transport
- Non Emergency Transport
Ambassadors Medical Transport Services
Advanced Medical Transport
- Ambassadors Medical Transport Services
Mercy Rehabilitation Services
The Iowa Clinic - West Des Moines
(West Des Moines)
Covenant Rehabilitation Services
- Mercy Rehabilitation 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
- Financial Assistance Available to Help with Treatment Costs
- Speak with a 13-Year Mesothelioma Survivor