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Minnesota Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors who practice in Minnesota, 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 Minnesota here.

Minnesota Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 971

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 155

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 1,126

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Minnesota Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

Masonic Cancer Center - University of Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Center - University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Masonic Cancer Center - University of Minnesota is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

The Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

The Mayo Clinic 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 Minnesota

If you need help with getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in Minnesota have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information is provided.

Robert Kratzke, M.D.

Dr. Kratzke
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Robert Kratzke

Medical Oncologist

Masonic Cancer Center - University of Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Clinic
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-5944

Dr. Robert Kratzke is a medical oncologist at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he specializes in treating mesothelioma.

Aaron S. Mansfield, M.D.

Dr. Mansfield
Rochester, MN

Dr. Aaron S. Mansfield

Medical Oncologist & Hematologist

The Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN 55905
(507) 538-3270

Dr. Aaron S. Mansfield is a medical oncologist/hematologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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 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 Minnesota

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 Minnesota for your convenience.

Minnesota Treatment Support Services

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

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

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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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