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Kansas Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Kansas as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A list of local cancer support services has been included for your convenience. Explore health care options available in Kansas below.

Kansas Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 328

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 48

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 376

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Kansas Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

Cancer Center of Kansas

Cancer Center of Kansas

Wichita, KS

The Cancer Center of Kansas, located in Wichita, Kansas, is a top cancer treatment facility where doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help mesothelioma cancer patients.

Top Kansas Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Chao Huang, M.D.

Dr. Huang
Westwood, KS

Dr. Chao Huang

Director, Lung Program

The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
Westwood, KS 66205
(913) 588-1227

Dr. Chao Huang is a Hematology and Oncology Specialist at The University of Kansas Cancer Center in Westwood, KS. He specializes in treating lung cancer and head and neck cancer.

Prakash Neupane, M.D.

Dr. Neupane
Westwood, KS

Dr. Prakash Neupane

Medical Hematologist & Oncologist

The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
Westwood, KS 66205
(913) 588-1227

Dr. Prakash Neupane is a medical hematologist & oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at The University of Kansas Cancer Center in Westwood, Kansas.

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 Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
David Sugarbaker, M.D.

David Sugarbaker, M.D.

Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Lung Institute Map Marker Baylor College of Medicine
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Vice Chair of Surgery for Cancer and Translational Research Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Locate Cancer Support Services in Kansas

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

Kansas Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Turning Point
      (Leawood)
      913-574-0900
    • Cancer Action
      (Kansas City)
      913-321-8880
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Victory in the Valley
      (Wichita)
      316-682-7400
    • Friendship Inn
      (Kansas City)
      816-506-6339
    • Bear Paws Bed and Breakfast
      (Kansas City)
      913-515-0522
  • Patient Transport

    • University of Kansas Cancer Center
      (Kansas City)
      844-323-1227
    • Assisted Transportation
      (Kansas City)
      913-262-5190
    • Victory in the Valley
      (Wichita)
      316-682-7400
  • Physical Therapy

    • Newton Medical Center
      (Newton)
      316-283-2700
    • University of Kansas Health System
      (Kansas City)
      913-588-1227
    • Kansas University Medical Center
      (Kansas City)
      913-588-5000

Financial Assistance to Help with Treatment Costs

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 above table does 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.

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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 Kansas, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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