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Incorporated as a borough in 1791, and later established as a city in 1860, Harrisburg is the first and only Seat of Dauphin County and the capital of Pennsylvania since 1812. Situated on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg is rich in history and is the region’s center for finance, transportation, commerce, recreation, special events, entertainment, the arts and government. With an estimated population of 49,500, Harrisburg is the ninth largest city in Pennsylvania.

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During the 19th century, the building of the Pennsylvania Canal and later the Pennsylvania Railroad allowed Harrisburg to become one of the most industrialized cities. By the latter half of the 19th century, Harrisburg was in the steel and iron industries and was the center of significant railroad activity. The Pennsylvania Steel Company plant, which opened in nearby Steelton in 1866, was the first in the country; it was later operated by Bethlehem Steel. The decades between 1920 and 1970 can be characterized by industrial decline and population shift from the city to the suburbs. Accordingly, Harrisburg shifted to a service-oriented base, with industries such as healthcare and convention centers playing a big role. Today, Harrisburg is the metropolitan center for an estimated 400 communities. Its economy and more than 7,000 businesses are diversified with emphasis on service-related industries, especially healthcare and a growing technological industry. The region’s extensive transportation infrastructure has allowed it to become a prominent center for trade, warehousing, and distribution.

Harrisburg’s active industrial history has put workers and others at risk for asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma cancer. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Harrisburg at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Other Asbestos Sites in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Amp, Incorporated
  • Badwell Company
  • Beckwith Mach
  • Bodwell Company
  • Central Iron and Steel Company
  • Columbia Rolling Mill Company
  • Dauphin County Prison
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Building
  • Fanny Farmers Candy Manufacturing
  • Farm Show Building
  • Finance Building Capitol Complex
  • General Electric
  • Glen Gery Shale Brick Company
  • Governor’s Mansion
  • Gsa
  • Harrisburg Hospital
  • Harrisburg Light and Power Company
  • Harrisburg State Hospital
  • Harrisburg Steel
  • Harrisburg Light and Power Company
  • Harrisburg Water Works
  • Henry Laudenslager
  • Hummelstown Water Supply
  • J D Fenny Company
  • J W Koch Company
  • Jacoby Heating Inc
  • Kim-Bob Construction
  • Lochiel Rolling Mill Company
  • Mann Brothers
  • Metropolitan Edison-Tmi
  • Middletown Air Force Base
  • Novinger, Incorporated
  • Parkway Apt.
  • Paxtang Electric Company
  • Paxton Iron and Steel Company
  • Paxton Furnaces
  • Penn Mo Fire Brick Company
  • Penn State Educational Association Building
  • Pennsylvania Power & Light
  • Phoenix Iron and Steel Company
  • State Office Building, Commonwealth Ave. and Foster St.
  • Trw Inc.
  • Tuscarora Oil Company, Ltd.
  • Tyrone Iron Company
  • Union Carbide Corporation

Mesothelioma Doctors near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within a 100-mile radius of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD 21231

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21287

Dr. Patrick Forde
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD 21231

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
Newark, DE 19713

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
Newark, DE 19713

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Altoona
Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Altoona, PA 16601

Dr. Raffit Hassan
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Center Research
Bethesda, MD 20892

Dr. Joel D. Cooper
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Sunil Singhal
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Thoracic Surgery Perelman
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Cherie P. Erkmen
Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Washington Cancer Institute
Sugarbaker Oncology
Washington, DC 20010

Dr. Giuseppe Giaccone
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington, DC 20007

Dr. M. Blair Marshall
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC 20007

Find a Cancer Center near Harrisburg, PA

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
Baltimore, MD 21287

National Cancer Institute
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC 20010

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia
Comprehensive Cancer Care Network
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Temple Health
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Mesothelioma Support Services near Harrisburg

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 near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for your convenience.

Pennsylvania Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Look Good Feel Better 
    (multiple locations)
    800-515-0044
  • American Cancer Society
    (multiple locations)
    888-227-6333
  • Cancer Support Community Delaware 
    (Wilmington)
    302-995-2850
  • Love in the Name of Christ 
    (Bear)
    302-221-5683
  • Christina Care Health System 
    (Wilmington)
    800-693-CARE
  • WV University Healthcare 
    (Martinsburg)
    304-264-1000
  • Crozer Keystone Health System 
    (Springfield)
    800-254-3258
  • Inova – Loudon 
    (Leesburg)
    703-858-6000
  • Medical Oncology Associates 
    (Kingston)
    570-288-7231
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 
    (Crofton)
    410-721-5770
  • Abramson Cancer Center 
    (Philadelphia)
    800-789-7366
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center 
    (Philadelphia)
    888-369-2427
  • Inova – Falls Church 
    (Falls Church)
    703-206-5433
Long-Term Housing
  • Hope Lodge 
    (Hummelstown)
    800-227-2345
  • American Cancer Society 
    (Baltimore)
    410-547-2522
  • Pettinaro Residential Housing 
    (Wilmington)
    302-999-0708
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 
    (Wilmington)
    302-656-HUGS
  • Hosts for Hospitals 
    (Philadelphia)
    484-380-2999
Patient Transport
  • Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program, Mercy Medical Center 
    (Baltimore)
    410-332-9000
  • MTA Mobility Paratransit 
    (Baltimore)
    410-764-8181
  • Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital 
    (Baltimore)
    410-955-2585
  • Whitehall Medical Transport Services 
    (Allentown)
    610-262-2403
  • Generations Home Care 
    (New Castle)
    302-276-1466
  • Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society – Maryland 
    (Laurel)
    800-227-2345
  • Jean Birch Senior Center 
    (Middletown)
    302-378-4758
  • STAT Medical Transport 
    (Drexel Hill)
    610-449-7828
  • R.N.R Transportation 
    (Philadelphia)
    267-439-4662
  • Life Alliance 
    (Philadelphia)
    215-800-1960
Physical Therapy
  • University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic 
    (Newark)
    302-831-8893
  • Pivot Physical Therapy 
    (Shepherdstown)
    304-876-8600
  • Oncology Rehab and Wellness 
    (Ashburn)
    703-789-0367
  • Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy 
    (Middleburg)
    540-687-8181
  • Penn Medicine Cancer Rehabilitation 
    (Philadelphia, West Chester, Lancaster)
    800-789-7366
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
    (Philadelphia, Furlong)
    888-369-2427
  • PinnacleHealth Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Services 
    (Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg)
    717-988-0601

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Harrisburg

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Pennsylvania.

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Harrisburg

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

If you are looking for an expert asbestos exposure and mesothelioma attorney, look no further than Shein Law. With offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a mesothelioma attorney from our legal team will fight for clients’ rights in order to achieve justice.

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Written By

Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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