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Michigan Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Michigan, 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 in Michigan below.

Michigan Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 1,573

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 235

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 1,808

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Michigan Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in Michigan. Please click on a cancer center link for more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Ann Arbor Hematology Oncology Associates P.C.

Ann Arbor Hematology Oncology Associates P.C.

Ypsilanti, MI

Ann Arbor Hematology Oncology Associates P.C. is a leading cancer clinic where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Detroit, MI

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Marquette General Cancer Center

Marquette General Cancer Center

Marquette, MI

Marquette General Cancer Center is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.

Michigan Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Shirish M. Gadgeel, M.D.

Dr. Gadgeel
Detroit, MI

Dr. Shirish M. Gadgeel

Team Leader, Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 576-8753

Dr. Shirish M. Gadgeel is Team Leader of the Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan where he specializes in treating mesothelioma.

Gregory P. Kalemkerian, M.D.

Dr. Kalemkerian
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian

Medical Oncologist

University of Michigan Health System

Cancer Center Floor B1 Reception C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 647-8902

Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian is a medical oncologist and professor of medical oncology at the University of Michigan Health System specializing in thoracic oncology—lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymoma.

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
Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncologist Map Marker Washington Cancer Institute
Brian W. Loggie, M.D.

Brian W. Loggie, M.D.

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology Map Marker Creighton University Medical Center

Cancer Support Services in Michigan

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

Michigan Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Cancer Services
    • Diane Morgan Group
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
      (Bay City)
    • Westlund Guidance Clinic
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Hope Lodge
      (Grand Rapids)
    • Transplant House
      (Ann Arbor)
    • Sophia's House
      (Grand Rapids)
  • Patient Transport

    • Xpress Transportation
    • Michigan Transportation Services
    • Ready Ride Gear
      (Byron Center)
    • The Ride Public Transportation
      (Ann Arbor)
  • Physical Therapy

    • Mary Freebed Rebahilitation Hospital
      (Grand Rapids)
    • Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Services
    • Sparrow Regional Cancer Center

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

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

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