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Oregon Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


People diagnosed with mesothelioma who live in Oregon have access to a number of quality health care options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Oregon include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Oregon.

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 Oregon as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A number of local cancer support services has been included as well for your convenience.

Oregon Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 716

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 192

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 908

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Oregon

Quality cancer treament services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in Oregon. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate a cancer center detail link.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Portland, OR

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is a leading cancer clinic where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Samaritan Regional Cancer Center

Samaritan Regional Cancer Center

Corvallis, OR

Samaritan Regional Cancer Center is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.

Top Oregon Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice in the state of Oregon. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D.

Dr. Sanborn
Portland, OR

Dr. Rachel E. Sanborn

Medical Oncologist

Providence Cancer Center

Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic Eastside Portland
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 215-5696

Dr. Rachel E. Sanborn is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Oregon.

Paul H. Schipper, M.D.

Dr. Schipper
Portland, OR

Dr. Paul H. Schipper

Thoracic Surgeon

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-7820

Dr. Paul H. Schipper is a thoracic surgeon at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon where he specializes in treating 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.

Top Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
James Pingpank, M.D.

James Pingpank, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, The Lung Center Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cancer Support Services in Oregon

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 Oregon.

Oregon Treatment Support Services

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

Treating mesothelioma can be a very expensive proposition. The many 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 above table does 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.

Filing a Claim for Asbestos Exposure

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 Oregon, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

Jennifer R. Lucarelli

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