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Mississippi Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Mississippi 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 in Mississippi below.

Mississippi Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 281

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 187

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 468

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Mississippi

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

University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry

University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry

Jackson, MS

University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Mississippi

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

Pierre E. De Delva, M.D.

Dr. De Delva
Jackson, MS

Dr. Pierre E. De Delva is a thoracic surgeon at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi where he specializes in treating mesothelioma and other pleural diseases.

John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D.

Dr. Ruckdeschel
Jackson, MS

Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel

Medical Oncologist

University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry

University Hospital
Jackson, MS 39216
(888) 815-2005

Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mesothelioma patients sometimes will travel long distances to meet with top mesothelioma doctors and thoracic surgeons across the country. These experts will usually focus on a particular type of mesothelioma within their practice.

Top Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Claire Verschraegen, M.D.

Claire Verschraegen, M.D.

Medical Oncologist Map Marker Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, M.D.

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncologist Map Marker Washington Cancer Institute

Find Cancer Support Services in Mississippi

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 Mississippi for your convenience.

Mississippi Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • A Turning Point Recovery
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center
    • Drumheller Psychological Services
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Mississippi Cancer Institute
    • Gertrude C Ford Hope Lodge
    • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Patient Transport

    • Med Trans MS
    • Logisticare
    • Singing River Hospital - Patient Transportation Program
    • Mobile One Transport
    • Grove Transit
  • Physical Therapy

    • OCH Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapy
    • Baptist Cancer Center
    • West Cancer Center - Desoto

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 mentioned above do 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 a Claim for Asbestos Exposure

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 Mississippi, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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