Rhode Island Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
Mesothelioma patients who live in Rhode Island have access to quality mesothelioma treatment in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatment available in Rhode Island include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Additionally, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Rhode Island.
Quickly diagnosing, staging and beginning a solid treatment plan gives one the best chance for improving life expectancy. We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Rhode Island as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A list of local cancer support services has been included as well, for your convenience. Learn more about health care options available in Rhode Island below.
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Top Rhode Island Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
The following mesothelioma cancer centers are located in the state of Rhode Island. These cancer centers are equipped to deliver quality mesothelioma treatment. Click on a specific cancer center link to get more in depth information.
The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island provides treatment for mesothelioma and other types of cancer.
Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Rhode Island
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Rhode Island. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and contact information.
Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
Providence, RI 02912
Dr. Jack A. Elias is Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences at Brown University in Rhode Island and specializes in pulmonary disease.
Pulmonary and Critial Care Specialist
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Dr. David Ettensohn is a well-respected pulmonary and critical care physician in Pawtucket, Rhode Island specializing in pulmonary diseases like mesothelioma.
Chief, Pulmonary Medicine
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Dr. John Pella is Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Cranston, Rhode Island and as a pulmonary surgeon specializes in treating mesothelioma and other lung diseases.
Internal Medicine and Hematology
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan is an oncologist with specialties in internal medicine and hematology with offices in Rhode Island.
Hematologist & Oncologist
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Dr. Anthony Testa is a hematologist and mesothelioma cancer researcher and is affiliated with several hospitals in Rhode Island including Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.
Occasionally, mesothelioma patients will travel to other states to meet with top mesothelioma doctors and thoracic surgeons across the country. These experts will usually concentrate on a particular mesothelioma type within their practice.
Cancer Support Services in Rhode Island
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 Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
Care New England Wellness Center
South County Health
- Care New England Wellness Center
Alliance for Better Long Term Care
Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick
- Alliance for Better Long Term Care
Accu Tran Ambulance Service
- Accu Tran Ambulance Service
Lifestar Medical Transportation
Med Tech Ambulance Service
- Lifestar Medical Transportation
Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center
Roger Williams Cancer Center
- Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center
Treating Mesothelioma Can Be Expensive in Rhode Island
Mesothelioma treatment is expensive. All of the different treatment related costs can add up quickly. On top of that, 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 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.
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Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Rhode Island
- Financial Assistance Available to Help with Treatment Costs
- Sign up for Our Mesothelioma Treatment Alert