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Mesothelioma patients who live in Texas have access to quality mesothelioma treatment options in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Texas include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting malignant mesothelioma patients in Texas.

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Texas 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 to you in Texas here.

Texas Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 2,191

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 606

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 2,797

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Texas

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

Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research

Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research

Dallas, TX

Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Care Center

Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Care Center

Dallas, TX

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in Dallas, Texas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and specializes in mesothelioma cancer treatment.

Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine

Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

The Mesothelioma Treatment Center at The Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas is led by Dr. David Sugarbaker who specializes in treating mesothelioma.

Scott & White Healthcare

Scott & White Healthcare

Temple, TX

Scott & White Healthcare located in Temple, Texas is one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the country and specializes in mesothelioma treatment.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX

The Cancer Therapy and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center is a leading cancer clinic where some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Texas

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

Kemp Kernstine, M.D.

Dr. Kernstine
Dallas, TX

Dr. Kemp Kernstine

Chairman, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Care Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-7700

Dr. Kemp Kernstine is Chairman, Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he specializes in diagnosing and treating mesothelioma.

Joan H. Schiller, M.D.

Dr. Schiller
Dallas, TX

Dr. Joan H. Schiller

Professor and Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division

UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-4673

Dr. Joan H. Schiller currently works as a professor and Chief of the Hematology and Oncology Division at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and specializes in the treatment of lung cancer.

Bryan Burt, M.D.

Dr. Burt
Houston, TX

Dr. Bryan Burt

Thoracic Surgeon and Oncologist

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 798-6376

Dr. Bryan Burt is a general thoracic surgeon and thoracic surgical oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas who has a special interest in treating mesothelioma patients.

Shawn S. Groth, M.D.

Dr. Groth
Houston, TX

Dr. Shawn S. Groth

Thoracic Surgeon

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 798-6376

Dr. Shawn S. Groth is a thoracic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgeries. He treats patients with both benign and malignant disorders, including malignant pleural mesothelioma.

David Sugarbaker, M.D.

Dr. Sugarbaker
Houston, TX

Dr. David Sugarbaker

Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Lung Institute

Baylor College of Medicine

The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 798-MESO (6376)

Dr. Sugarbaker is one of the world's leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

W. Roy Smythe, M.D.

Dr. Smythe
Temple, TX

Dr. W. Roy Smythe

Chairman, Department of Surgery

Scott & White Healthcare

Temple, TX 76508
(254) 724-2150

Dr. W. Roy Smythe is Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His clinical and research interests include advanced lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Cesar A. Moran, M.D.

Dr. Moran
Houston, TX

Dr. Cesar A. Moran

Professor, Pathology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX 77030
(713) 792-6127

Dr. Cesar Moran is a recognized specialist and researcher for mesothelioma at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

David Rice, M.D.

Dr. Rice
Houston, TX

Dr. David Rice

Associate Professor, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX 77030
(713) 745-4530

Dr. David Rice is an Associate Professor and Assistant Surgeon at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he serves as the director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery and Mesothelioma programs.

Anne Tsao, M.D.

Dr. Tsao
Houston, TX

Dr. Anne Tsao

Director, Mesothelioma Program / Thoracic Chemo-Radiation Program

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX 77030
(713) 792-6363

Dr. Anne Tsao is board certified in medical oncology specializing in thoracic, head, and neck oncology and is director of the Mesothelioma Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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 Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
David Sugarbaker, M.D.

David Sugarbaker, M.D.

Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Lung Institute Map Marker Baylor College of Medicine
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Vice Chair of Surgery for Cancer and Translational Research Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Texas Cancer Support Services

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma in Texas. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Texas Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Uptown Dallas Counseling
      (Dallas )
      214-953-9366
    • UT Health Counseling Services
      (San Antonio)
      210-450-1554
    • Flatwater Foundation
      (Austin)
      512-553-2010
  • Long-Term Housing

    • The Ballard House
      (Katy)
      281-717-4670
  • Patient Transport

    • RR Transportation
      (Houston)
      713-988-2222
    • Path to Health Transportation
      (Allen)
      214-542-4678
    • CareHop
      (Austin)
      512-826-0017
    • Trinity Care Transportation
      (San Antonio)
      210-819-4842
  • Physical Therapy

    • Cancer Rehab Austin
      (Austin)
      512-524-0964
    • Forte Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
      (San Antonio)
      210-342-5300

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

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: Costs noted 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.

Filing a Claim for Asbestos Exposure

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 Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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