New Mexico Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
If you live in the state of New Mexico and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have access to a number of treatment options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in New Mexico include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional mesothelioma treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in New Mexico.
We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in New Mexico 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 Mexico below.
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New Mexico Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
Quality cancer treament services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in New Mexico. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate a cancer center detail link.
The University of New Mexico Cancer Center, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center providing treatment for mesothelioma cancer.
Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in New Mexico
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in New Mexico. Please click on the doctor’s name to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and contact information.
Dr. Charles Dietl is a medical oncologist at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico who works with mesothelioma patients
Dr. Jess D. Schwartz is a thoracic surgeon at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he specializes in treating mesothelioma and other cancers of the lung.
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 Pleural Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Find Cancer Support Services in New Mexico
The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma in New Mexico. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.
New Mexico Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
Samaritan Counseling Center
- Samaritan Counseling Center
Casa de Santa Fe
Extended Stay America (Albuquerque)
- InTown Suites
Adaptive Non Emergency Transportation
- Adaptive Non Emergency Transportation
Express Transportation of New Mexico
Medical Business Services
- Express Transportation of New Mexico
Christus St Vincent Regional Cancer Center
Physical Therapy Plus
Lovalace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital
- Christus St Vincent Regional Cancer Center
Help With Mesothelioma Treatment Costs
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 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 Mexico, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of New Mexico.