North Carolina Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
Mesothelioma patients who live in North Carolina have access to quality mesothelioma treatment in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in North Carolina include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Additionally, clinical trials may currently be recruiting mesothelioma patients in North Carolina.
We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina below.
Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015
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Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in North Carolina
We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in North Carolina. Please click on a cancer center link for more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.
The Duke Cancer Institute located in Durham, North Carolina is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center providing treatment for patients diagnosed with mesothelioma
Chapel Hill, NC
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leading cancer clinic where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.
Winston Salem, NC
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.
Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in North Carolina
We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice in the state of North Carolina. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.
Vice Chief, Division of Surgical Services
Duke Cancer Center
Durham, NC 27710
Dr. David H. Harpole, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina specializing in mesothelioma.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Dr. Edward A. Levine is a nationally-recognized surgical oncologist at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a world-renowned expert in treating peritoneal malignancies with Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).
Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Dr. Jill Ohar is a leading pulmonary disease specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina who treats patients with mesothelioma.
It is not uncommon for patients to travel outside of their current states to meet with top oncologists and thoracic surgeons across the country. These mesothelioma experts usually have a particular focus within their practice.
Find Cancer Support Services in North Carolina
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 North Carolina.
North Carolina Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
Cornucopia Cancer Support Center
Novant Health Buddy Kenp Cancer Suport Center
Duke Woman's Cancer Care - Raleigh
- Cornucopia Cancer Support Center
Termporary Living Company
- Stay Furnished
North Star Medical Transport
Wisdom Care Transportation
- North Star Medical Transport
Manual Medicine Physical Therapy
Select Physical Therapy
North Carolina Center for Physical Therapy
- Manual Medicine Physical Therapy
Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment
Mesothelioma treatment is expensive. All of the different treatment related costs can add up quickly. On top of that, many people may need to take time off work or stop working 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: Costs listed above do 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.