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Missouri Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

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

Missouri Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 748

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 96

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 844

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Missouri

Quality cancer treament services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in Missouri. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate a cancer center detail link.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.

Saint Louis University Cancer Center

Saint Louis University Cancer Center

Saint Louis, MO

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

The Center for Cancer Care and Research

The Center for Cancer Care and Research

Saint Louis, MO

The Center for Cancer Care and Research is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Missouri

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

Ramaswamy Govindan, M.D.

Dr. Govindan
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan

Medical Oncologist

Siteman Cancer Center

Washington University Medical Campus
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-7222

Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan is a medical oncologist who specializes in the management of mesothelioma and who serves as director, Section of Medical Oncology & Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine's Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Alexander Patterson

Dr. Patterson
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Alexander Patterson

Thoracic Surgeon

Siteman Cancer Center

Washington University Medical Campus
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-7222

Dr. Alexander Patterson is a thoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at the Siteman Cancer Center in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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 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

Missouri Cancer Support Services

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

Missouri Treatment Support Services

Treating Mesothelioma Can Be Expensive in Missouri

Mesothelioma treatment can be a very expensive proposition and all of the 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 Missouri, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Missouri.

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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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