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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

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

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 Pennsylvania 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. Read more about health care options available in Pennsylvania below.

Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 2,779

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 523

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 3,302

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Pennsylvania

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

CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center

CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA

CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

Fox Chase Cancer Center is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Pittsburgh, PA

The Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania specializes in mesothelioma treatment for both pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA

The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a leading lung cancer and mesothelioma treatment facility in the country.

Temple University Hospital Cancer Center

Temple University Hospital Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

The Temple University Hospital Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, is home to a specialty lung center where mesothelioma and other serious lung diseases are treated.

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center (UPenn) Abramson Cancer Center in partnership with the Penn Lung Center offers some of the best mesothelioma cancer treatment in the country.

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.

Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

Wistar Institute Cancer Center ranks among the best cancer centers in the country with top mesothelioma doctors who provide state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Pennsylvania

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

David Bartlett, MD

Dr. Bartlett
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. David Bartlett

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 692-2852

Dr. David Bartlett practices at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he specializes in treating peritoneal mesothelioma and other diseases affecting the abdominal cavity.

Neil A. Christie, M.D.

Dr. Christie
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Neil A. Christie

Surgical Oncologist

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-2025

Dr. Neil Christie is a thoracic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he focuses on minimally invasive procedures for patients suffering with lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Rodney J. Landreneau, M.D.

Dr. Landreneau
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau

Director, Lung Cancer Program

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 623-2030

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau practices at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside where he specializes in the treatment of thoracic diseases such as pleural mesothelioma.

James D. Luketich, M.D.

Dr. Luketich
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. James D. Luketich

Director, Thoracic Surgical Oncology Program

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 647-7555

Dr. James Luketich practices at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he specializes in treating pleural mesothelioma and other thoracic diseases.

James Pingpank, MD

Dr. Pingpank
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. James Pingpank

Surgical Oncologist

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers

Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 692-2852

Dr. James Pingpank is a surgical oncologist at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center specializing in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma and other diseases affecting the abdomen.

Larry R. Kaiser, M.D.

Dr. Kaiser
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Temple University Hospital Cancer Center

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 707-7000

Dr. Larry Kaiser is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer.

Steven M. Albelda, M.D.

Dr. Albelda
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Steven M. Albelda

Vice Chief and Director, Lung Research, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Abramson Cancer Center

Harron Lung Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 573-9933

Dr. Steven Albelda has worked on clinical research programs at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center studying the effect of immune-gene therapies on thoracic malignancies such as mesothelioma.

Joel D. Cooper, M.D.

Dr. Cooper
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Joel D. Cooper

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-2022

Dr. Joel Cooper is Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA specializing in general thoracic surgery and treating mesothelioma.

Sunil Singhal, M.D.

Dr. Singhal
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Sunil Singhal

Thoracic Surgeon

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Harron Lung Center/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(800) 789-PENN (7366)

Dr. Sunil Singhal is a thoracic surgeon who specializes in lung cancer and other cancers, including mesothelioma. Get in touch for a second opinion.

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.

Top Pleural Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Chief, Thoracic Surgery Map Marker Mount Sinai Medical Center
Harvey Pass, M.D.

Harvey Pass, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery Map Marker NYU Langone Medical Center

Find Cancer Support Services in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
      (Pittsburgh)
      412-647-2811
    • Crozer Keystone Health System
      (Springfield)
      800-254-3258
    • Fox Chase Cancer Center
      (Philadelphia)
      888-369-2427
    • Medical Oncology Associates
      (Kingston)
      570-288-7231
    • Abramson Cancer Center
      (Philadelphia)
      800-789-7366
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Hope Lodge
      (Hummelstown)
      800-227-2345
    • Family House
      (Pittsburgh)
      412-647-7777
    • Hosts for Hospitals
      (Philadelphia)
      484-380-2999
  • Patient Transport

    • Life Alliance
      (Philadelphia)
      215-800-1960
    • STAT Medical Transport
      (Drexel Hill)
      610-449-7828
    • Whitehall Medical Transport Services
      (Allentown)
      610-262-2403
    • R.N.R Transportation
      (Philadelphia)
      267-439-4662
  • Physical Therapy

    • 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

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in PA

Mesothelioma treatment can be a very expensive proposition and all of the 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 table above does 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.

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 Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Pennsylvania.

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