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Massachusetts Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts here.

Massachusetts Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 1,289

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 218

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 1,507

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Massachusetts Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Brigham and Women's Hospital is home to the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) developed by Dr. David Sugarbaker, and offers state of the art treatment options for pleural mesothelioma patients.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Cambridge, MA

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Boston, MA

The Center for Thoracic Cancers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusetts specializes in treatment for mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other thoracic cancers.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Massachusetts

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

Michael S. Kent, M.D.

Dr. Kent
Boston, MA

Dr. Michael S. Kent

Thoracic Surgeon

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA 02215
(617) 632-8252

Dr. Michael S. Kent is a thoracic surgeon who currently serves as Director of Minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and specializes in the treatment of lung cancer.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Dr. Bueno
Boston, MA

Dr. Raphael Bueno

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, The Lung Center

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-8148

Dr. Raphael Bueno is the Chief of Medicine in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital specializing in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Scott Swanson, M.D.

Dr. Swanson
Boston, MA

Dr. Scott Swanson

Chief Surgical Officer

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-6824

Dr. Scott Swanson serves as Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts where he specializes in treating mesothelioma cancer.

Pasi A. Janne, M.D.

Dr. Janne
Boston, MA

Dr. Pasi A. Janne

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA 02215
(877) 332-4294

Dr. Pasi A. Janne, MD, PhD is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and specializes in various types of thoracic cancer including malignant mesothelioma.

David J. Kwiatkowski, M.D.

Dr. Kwiatkowski
Boston, MA

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski

Thoracic Oncologist

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02215
(877) 332-4294

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski is a thoracic oncologist who specializes in treating thoracic malignancies, including mesothelioma. He treats mesothelioma patients from around the country.

Richard L. Kradin, M.D.

Dr. Kradin
Boston, MA

Dr. Richard L. Kradin

Associate Pathologist

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-1721

Dr. Richard Kradin is an Associate Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Immunopathology Unit where he performs tissue culture and immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and Northern blotting and immunocytochemistry.

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 Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Brian W. Loggie, M.D.

Brian W. Loggie, M.D.

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology Map Marker CHI Health Clinic
James Pingpank, M.D.

James Pingpank, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Find Cancer Support Services in Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services

Help With Mesothelioma Treatment Costs

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: Costs noted above do 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 to determine the costs of specific procedures.

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 Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Massachusetts.

Resources for Massachusetts 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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