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If you live in the state of New Jersey and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have access to a number of treatment options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in New Jersey include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in New Jersey.

Quickly diagnosing, staging and beginning a solid treatment plan gives one the best chance for improving life expectancy. We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in New Jersey as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. Additionally, we have located a number of local cancer treatment support services for your convenience. Read more about health care options available in New Jersey below.

New Jersey Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 1,739

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 438

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 2,177

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top New Jersey Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey ranks among the best cancer centers in the country with top mesothelioma doctors who provide state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

New Jersey Mesothelioma Doctors

The following mesothelioma doctors are located and practice in the state of New Jersey. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Jyoti Malhotra, M.D.

Dr. Malhotra
New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Jyoti Malhotra

Medical Oncologist

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ 08903
(732) 235-8515

Dr. Jyoti Malhotra is a medical oncologist that works with mesothelioma patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Bruce G. Haffty, M.D.

Dr. Haffty
New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty

Associate Director

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ 08903
(732) 235-3939

Dr. Bruce Haffty is the Associate Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He specializes in breast cancer and cancers of the head and neck and studies the management of malignant mesothelioma through findings from his work in locating genetic markers in breast cancer.

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
David Sugarbaker, M.D.

David Sugarbaker, M.D.

Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Lung Institute Map Marker Baylor College of Medicine
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Vice Chair of Surgery for Cancer and Translational Research Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cancer Support Services in New Jersey

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 New Jersey.

New Jersey Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Catholic Charities - New Jersey
      (Mt. Holly)
      609-386-7331
    • Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey
      (Bedminster)
      908-658-5400
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Extended Stay America
      (Cherry Hill)
      856-616-1200
  • Patient Transport

    • Golden Medical Transportation LLC
      (Jersey City)
      201-724-7808
    • Honest Medical Transportation
      (Elizabeth)
      908-662-1717
    • Alliance Medical Services LLC
      (Paterson)
      973-778-4911
  • Physical Therapy

    • Brunswick Health & Physical Therapy Center
      (New Brunswick)
      732-565-1701
    • Elite Physical Therapy
      (Newark)
      973-732-5959
    • Liberty Physical Therapy PC
      (Jersey City)
      201-366-1116

Financial Assistance to Help with Treatment Costs

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: The table above does 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.

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 New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of New Jersey.

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