Texas Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
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.
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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 is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state of the art cancer treatment for patients.
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.
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 located in Temple, Texas is one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the country and specializes in mesothelioma treatment.
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 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.
Chairman, Division of Thoracic Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75390
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.
Professor and Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division
Dallas, TX 75390
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Cesar Moran is a recognized specialist and researcher for mesothelioma at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
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.
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
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
UT Health Counseling Services
- Uptown Dallas Counseling
The Ballard House
- The Ballard House
- RR Transportation
Path to Health Transportation
Trinity Care Transportation
- Path to Health Transportation
Cancer Rehab Austin
Forte Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
- Cancer Rehab Austin
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.