Oklahoma Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
If you live in the state of Oklahoma and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have access to a number of treatment options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Oklahoma include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Oklahoma.
We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma below.
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Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Oklahoma
Quality cancer treament services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in Oklahoma. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate a cancer center detail link.
CTCA Southwestern Regional Medical Center is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.
Doctors who Treat Mesothelioma in Oklahoma
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Oklahoma. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and contact information.
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma University Medicine
OU Physicians Building, General Surgery–Suite 4G
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Dr. Arthur N. Mcunu, Jr. is Director of Cardiac Services at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. specializing in thoracic surgery to treat mesothelioma and other lung and chest diseases.
Dr. Peter Baik thoracic surgeon who treats mesothelioma patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Daniel Nader is Director of the Lung Center at the CTCA Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he specializes in mesothelioma treatment.
Dr. Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu is a surgical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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.
Find Cancer Support Services in Oklahoma
While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services in Oklahoma for your convenience.
Oklahoma Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
Lifepointe Counseling services, LLC
Ashley Hurley LLC
Hahn Psyc Services
- Lifepointe Counseling services, LLC
WoodSpring Suites Tulsa
Isola Bella Extended Stay
- WoodSpring Suites Tulsa
- Guardian EMS
Medride Assisted Transportation
Annietrans Non Emergency Transportation
- Medride Assisted Transportation
Physical Therapy Central of Northwest OKC
Physical Therapy Central
Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center
- Physical Therapy Central of Northwest OKC
Treating Mesothelioma Can Be Expensive in Oklahoma
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: Costs listed above do 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 to determine the costs of specific procedures.
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 Oklahoma, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Oklahoma.