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Nebraska Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

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

Nebraska Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 260

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 45

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 305

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Nebraska

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

University of Nebraska Medical Center Eppley Cancer Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center Eppley Cancer Center

Omaha, NE

University of Nebraska Medical Center Eppley Cancer Center is a leading cancer clinic where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Nebraska

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

Rudy P. Lackner, M.D.

Dr. Lackner
Omaha, NE

Dr. Rudy P. Lackner

Thoracic Surgeon

University of Nebraska Medical Center/ Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 559-3232

Dr. Rudy P. Lackner is a thoracic surgeon that treats mesothelioma patients at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, NE.

Brian W. Loggie, M.D.

Dr. Loggie
Omaha, NE

Dr. Brian W. Loggie

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

CHI Health Clinic

Surgical Oncology (Bergan)
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 717-0090

Dr. Brian W. Loggie, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, is an expert at surgical oncology and specializes in treating peritoneal mesothelioma.

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.

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

Find Cancer Support Services in Nebraska

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 Nebraska.

Nebraska Treatment Support Services

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in Nebraska

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: The above table does 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.

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 Nebraska, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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