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.
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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 is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.
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.
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.
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.
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
Counseling & Support Groups
Take Flight Counseling Services
Essentia Health Cancer Center - Duluth
Pathways Healing Center
- Take Flight Counseling Services
Minnesota Angel Foundation
Sandra J. Schulze Hope Lodge
Open Arms of Minnesota
- Minnesota Angel Foundation
Healtheast Medical Transportation
- Healtheast Medical Transportation
Essentia Health and Fitness Therapy
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Essentia Health St. Mary's
- Essentia Health and Fitness Therapy
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.