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New Mexico Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

New Mexico

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.

New Mexico Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 226

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 32

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 258

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

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.

University of New Mexico Cancer Center

University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Albuquerque, NM

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.

Charles Dietl, M.D.

Dr. Dietl
Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Charles Dietl

Medical Oncologist

University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 272-2839

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

Jess D. Schwartz, M.D.

Dr. Schwartz
Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Jess D. Schwartz

Thoracic Surgeon

University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 272-2336

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
Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Chief, Thoracic Surgery Map Marker Mount Sinai Medical Center
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

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
      (Albuquerque)
      505-842-5300
  • Long-Term Housing

    • InTown Suites
      (Albuquerque)
      505-342-2800
    • Casa de Santa Fe
      (Santa Fe)
      505-466-3666
    • Extended Stay America (Albuquerque)
      (Albuquerque)
      505-792-1338
  • Patient Transport

    • Adaptive Non Emergency Transportation
      (Los Lunas)
      505-865-6000
    • Express Transportation of New Mexico
      (Albuquerque)
      505-881-7433
    • Medical Business Services
      (Santa Fe)
      505-983-1533
  • Physical Therapy

    • Christus St Vincent Regional Cancer Center
      (Santa Fe)
      505-913-8900
    • Physical Therapy Plus
      (Santa Fe)
      505-982-5629
    • Lovalace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital
      (Albuquerque)
      505-727-4700

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.

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Mithramycin for Lung, Esophagus, and Other Chest Cancers

Status: Recruiting
Updated: 11/15/2017


A Study of ABBV-181 in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors

Status: Recruiting
Updated: 11/15/2017

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