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.
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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.
The Lung Cancer Clinic at the University of Louisville’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.
Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY 40506
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.
UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center
Hazard, KY 41701
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
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
Hardin Memorial Health
Markey Cancer Center
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
- Baptist Health
St. Agnes House
Lousville Relocation Services
Hospital Hospitality Hoyse
- St. Agnes House
Able Care Inc.
- Able Care Inc.
Fayette County Wheels
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
Kentucky Cancer Link
- Fayette County Wheels
The Medical Center
Kentucky One Health
- The Medical Center
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.