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Maryland Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

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

Maryland Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 779

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 207

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 986

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Maryland Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, MD

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is located in Bethesda, Maryland and is the country’s top cancer research organization for all types of cancer including mesothelioma.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, MD

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland is a top medical and research facility offering leading edge medical treatment for mesothelioma cancer.

University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

Baltimore, MD

The thoracic oncology program at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore specializes in treating mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Maryland

The following mesothelioma doctors are located and practice in the state of Maryland. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Raffit Hassan, M.D.

Dr. Hassan
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Raffit Hassan

Medical Oncologist

National Cancer Institute

Center for Cancer Research
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 451-8742

Dr. Raffit Hassan is a medical oncologist who specializes in researching new treatment options for patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. Get in touch for a second opinion.

Julie Renee Brahmer, M.D.

Dr. Brahmer
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer

Co-Director of the Upper Aerodigestive Department within the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 955-8964

Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer is a medical oncologist who is considered an expert in the field of immunotherapy to treat lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Stephen C. Yang, M.D.

Dr. Yang
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Stephen C. Yang

Professor, Surgery and Oncology

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, MD 21287
(410) 614-3891

Dr. Stephen C. Yang is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine specializing in mesothelioma research.

Joseph S. Friedberg, M.D.

Dr. Friedberg
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg

Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 328-6366

Dr. Joseph Friedberg is head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine where he specializes in research and treatment of mesothelioma.

Petr F. Hausner, M.D.

Dr. Hausner
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Petr F. Hausner

Medical Oncologist

University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 328-2567

Dr. Petr F. Hausner is a medical oncologist at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center located in Baltimore, Maryland and specializes in treating 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 Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
James Pingpank, M.D.

James Pingpank, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, The Lung Center Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Find Cancer Support Services in Maryland

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 Maryland for your convenience.

Maryland Treatment Support Services

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in Maryland

Treating mesothelioma can be a very expensive proposition. The many 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 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 Maryland, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Maryland.

Resources for Maryland Mesothelioma Patients

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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