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.
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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 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 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.
Providence Cancer Center
Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic Eastside Portland
Portland, OR 97213
Dr. Rachel E. Sanborn is a medical oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Oregon.
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.
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
Counseling & Support Groups
Oregon Cancer Foundation
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute
(Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Florence)
Providence Health & Services
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
- Oregon Cancer Foundation
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Guest Housing Center
Providence Portland Medical Center Guest House
- Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Guest Housing Center
Gold Star Transport Inc.
- Gold Star Transport Inc.
Secure Transportation of Oregon
Metro West Ambulance
- Secure Transportation of Oregon
(Portland, Beaverton, Tualatin, Gresham)
Focus Physical Therapy
Salem Health Cancer Institute
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
- Legacy Health
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.