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Montana Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


People diagnosed with mesothelioma who live in Montana have access to a number of quality health care options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Montana include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Montana.

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Montana as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A number of local cancer support services has been included as well for your convenience. Read more about local health care options available below.

Montana Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 190

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 130

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 320

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Montana

The following mesothelioma cancer centers are located in the state of Montana. These cancer centers are equipped to deliver quality mesothelioma treatment. Click on a specific cancer center link to get more in depth information.

Billings Clinic Cancer Center

Billings Clinic Cancer Center

Billings, MT

The Billings Clinic Cancer Center in Montana is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.

Montana Mesothelioma Doctors

If you need help with getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in Montana 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.

John A. Federico, M.D.

Dr. Federico
Kalispell, MT

Dr. John A. Federico

Thoracic Surgeon

Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists

Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-5392

Dr. John A. Federico is a thoracic surgeon who treats mesothelioma at Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists in Kalispell, Montana.

John Schallenkamp, M.D.

Dr. Schallenkamp
Billings, MT

Dr. John Schallenkamp

Radiation Oncologist

Billings Clinic Cancer Center

Billings, MT 59101
(406) 238-2500

Dr. John Schallenkamp is a radiation oncologist who treats mesothelioma at the Billings Clinic Cancer Center in Billings, Montana.

Mesothelioma patients will often 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

Montana Cancer Support Services

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

Montana Treatment Support Services

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in Montana

Mesothelioma treatment is expensive. All of the different treatment related costs can add up quickly. On top of that, 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 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 Montana, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Montana.

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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

Jennifer R. Lucarelli

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