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.
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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 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.
Dr. De Delva
Jackson, MS 39216
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.
Jackson, MS 39216
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.
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
- A Turning Point Recovery
Mississippi Cancer Institute
Gertrude C Ford Hope Lodge
Hilton Garden Inn
- Mississippi Cancer Institute
Med Trans MS
- Med Trans MS
Singing River Hospital - Patient Transportation Program
Mobile One Transport
OCH Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapy
Baptist Cancer Center
West Cancer Center - Desoto
- OCH Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapy
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.
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Resources for Mississippi Mesothelioma Patients
- Speak with a 13-Year Mesothelioma Survivor
- Financial Assistance Available to Help with Treatment Costs