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.
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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 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.
University of Nebraska Medical Center/ Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
Omaha, NE 68105
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.
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
CHI Health Clinic
Surgical Oncology (Bergan)
Omaha, NE 68131
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.
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
Counseling & Support Groups
Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center
Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center
- Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center
Omaha Hope Lodge
- Omaha Hope Lodge
- Transport Plus
Care Consultants for the Aging
- Care Consultants for the Aging
CHI Health St. Francis
Crete Physical Therapy
Coddington Physical Therapy
- CHI Health St. Francis
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.
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Resources for Nebraska Mesothelioma Patients
- Financial Assistance Available to Help with Treatment Costs
- Speak with a 12-Year Mesothelioma Survivor