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Kentucky Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

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

Kentucky Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 490

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 68

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 558

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Kentucky Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

Quality cancer treatment services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in Kentucky. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate a cancer center detail link.

University of Louisville Health Sciences Center

University of Louisville Health Sciences Center

Louisville, KY

The Lung Cancer Clinic at the University of Louisvilleā€™s James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Kentucky offers treatment for mesothelioma and other types of thoracic cancer.

Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Kentucky

If you need help with getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in Kentucky have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate a doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information is provided.

Timothy W. Mullett, M.D.

Dr. Mullett
Lexington, KY

Dr. Timothy W. Mullett

Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 323-6494

Dr. Timothy Mullett is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His surgical interests include general thoracic surgery and lung cancer surgery.

Edward R. Setser, M.D.

Dr. Setser
Hazard, KY

Dr. Edward R. Setser

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 439-1559

Dr. Edward Setser is a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center where he specializes in thoracic surgery and the treatment of mesothelioma.

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 Pleural Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Director, Thoracic Oncology Map Marker University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Chief, Thoracic Surgery Map Marker Mount Sinai Medical Center

Cancer Support Services in Kentucky

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services in Kentucky for your convenience.

Kentucky Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Baptist Health
      (Lexington )
    • Hardin Memorial Health
    • Markey Cancer Center
      (Lexington )
    • Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
  • Long-Term Housing

    • St. Agnes House
    • Lousville Relocation Services
    • Hospital Hospitality Hoyse
  • Patient Transport

    • Able Care Inc.
    • Fayette County Wheels
      (Lexington )
    • Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
    • Kentucky Cancer Link
      (Lexington )
  • Physical Therapy

    • The Medical Center
      (Bowling Green)
    • Kentucky One Health
    • KORT

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

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: 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.

Filing a Claim for Asbestos Exposure

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 Kentucky, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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