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Tennessee Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Tennessee 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 Tennessee below.

Tennessee Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 737

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 184

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 921

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Tennessee Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

Baptist Centers for Cancer Care

Baptist Centers for Cancer Care

Memphis, TN

Baptist Centers for Cancer Care is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Memphis, TN

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.

Vanderbilt Cancer Center

Vanderbilt Cancer Center

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt Cancer Center is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Top Tennessee Mesothelioma Doctors

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Tennessee. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and contact information.

Spence McCachren, M.D.

Dr. McCachren
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Spence McCachren

Medical Oncologist

Thompson Oncology Group

Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 541-1720

Dr. Spence McCachren currently serves at the Thompson Oncology Group and is considered a specialist in the treatment of mesothelioma.

Eric S. Lambright, M.D.

Dr. Lambright
Nashville, TN

Dr. Eric S. Lambright

Thoracic Surgeon

Vanderbilt Thoracic Surgery Clinic

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-0064

Dr. Eric S. Lambright is a thoracic surgeon who serves as Chief of Thoracic surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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.

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
David Sugarbaker, M.D.

David Sugarbaker, M.D.

Professor of Surgery; Chief, General Thoracic Surgery; Director, Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine Map Marker Baylor College of Medicine

Locate Cancer Support Services in Tennessee

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 in Tennessee for your convenience.

Tennessee Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Cancer Support Center of Henry County
    • Cancer Support Community
    • Gilda's Club
  • Long-Term Housing

    • New Hope Housing
    • Cades Center
    • InTown Suites
  • Patient Transport

    • Green Cab Inc
    • OnCabs
    • All Right Taxi
    • Southeastrans
      (Chattanooga )
    • Tenncab LLC
  • Physical Therapy

    • Select Phyical Therapy
    • Alliance Phyiscal Therapy
      (Chattanooga )
    • Star Physical Therapy

Financial Assistance to Help with Treatment Costs

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

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