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South Carolina Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

South Carolina

Mesothelioma patients who live in South Carolina have access to quality mesothelioma treatment in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in South Carolina include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Additionally, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in South Carolina.

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 South Carolina, 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.

South Carolina Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 533

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 169

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 702

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in South Carolina

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in South Carolina. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Carolina Pulmonary and Critical Care Center

Carolina Pulmonary and Critical Care Center

West Columbia, SC

The Carolina Pulmonary and Critical Care Center affiliated with the Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina specializes in treatment for mesothelioma and other lung diseases.

Top South Carolina Mesothelioma Doctors

If you need help with getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in South Carolina have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information is provided.

Alice Boylan, M.D.

Dr. Boylan
Charleston, SC

Dr. Alice Boylan

Chief, Acute, Critical, and Trauma

Medical University of South Carolina

Integrated Center for Comprehensive Excellence (ICCE)
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-5626

Dr. Alice Boylan is a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Her clinical expertise and research interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients, including those patients with mesothelioma

Chadrick E. Denlinger, M.D.

Dr. Denlinger
Charleston, SC

Dr. Chadrick E. Denlinger

Thoracic Surgeon

Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-9300

Dr. Chadrick E. Denlinger is a thoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

Carol A Sherman, M.D.

Dr. Sherman
Charleston, SC

Dr. Carol A Sherman

Thoracic Medical Oncologist

Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-9300

Dr. Carol A Sherman is a thoracic medical oncologist at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina who works with mesothelioma patients.

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.

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
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

Locate Cancer Support Services in South Carolina

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 South Carolina.

South Carolina Treatment Support Services

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

The costs associated with mesothelioma treatment can add up quickly. Additionally, many people may need to take time off work or stop working to deal with their cancer diagnosis.

The table below provides cost estimates for 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 factor in insurance payments and reimbursements. Costs are estimated using data from the FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup tool, Healthcare Bluebook, and other sources to determine the costs of specific procedures.

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

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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