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Maine Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


If you live in the state of Maine and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have access to a number of treatment options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Maine include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Maine.

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Maine as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. Additionally we have located a number of local cancer treatment support services for your convenience. Read more about health care options available to you in Maine here.

Maine Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 381

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 97

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 478

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Maine

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

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute

Scarborough, ME

The Thoracic Oncology Center at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute provides extensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with mesothelioma and other types of lung cancer.

The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory

Bar Harbor, ME

The Jackson Laboratory is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Maine

If you need help with getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in Maine 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.

Seth D. Blank, M.D.

Dr. Blank
Augusta, ME

Dr. Seth D. Blank

Thoracic/Cardiovascular Surgeon

MaineGeneral Medical Center

Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 861-6550

Dr. Seth D. Blank is a thoracic/cardiovascular surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, Maine.

Gary M. Hochheiser, M.D.

Dr. Hochheiser
Scarborough, ME

Dr. Gary M. Hochheiser

Surgical Oncologist

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute

MMC Outpatient Care Scarborough
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 396-7760

Dr. Gary M. Hochheiser is a surgical oncologist who serves as director of thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology and medical director for the Lung Screening Program at Maine Medical Center where he specializes in the treatment of thoracic diseases, including mesothelioma.

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 Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
David Bartlett, M.D.

David Bartlett, M.D.

Vice Chair, Surgical Oncology Services Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.

H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.

Chief Surgical Officer Map Marker Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Locate Cancer Support Services in Maine

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 Maine for your convenience.

Maine Treatment Support Services

Treating Mesothelioma Can Be Expensive in Maine

The costs associated with mesothelioma treatment can add up quickly. Additionally, 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 Maine, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Maine.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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