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Utah Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Utah 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 Utah here.

Utah Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 259

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 49

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 308

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Utah

The following mesothelioma cancer centers are located in the state of Utah. These cancer centers are equipped to deliver quality mesothelioma treatment. Click on a specific cancer center link to get more in depth information.

Huntsman Cancer Institute - University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute - University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

The Huntsman Cancer Institute located in Salt Lake City, Utah specializes in treating mesothelioma and other cancers of the lung through its Thoracic Oncology Program.

Jordan Valley Cancer Center

Jordan Valley Cancer Center

West Jordan, UT

The Jordan Valley Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the state of Utah and surrounding states to offer hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)—an innovative form of cancer treatment for aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma.

Utah Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Anna Chalmers, M.D.

Dr. Chalmers
Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Anna Chalmers

Medical Oncologist

Huntsman Cancer Institute - University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 213-4266

Dr. Anna Chalmers is a medical oncologist who treats mesothelioma patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Shiven B. Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel
Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Shiven B. Patel

Medical Oncologist

Huntsman Cancer Institute - University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 213-4266

Dr. Shiven B. Patel is an oncologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
Claire Verschraegen, M.D.

Claire Verschraegen, M.D.

Medical Oncologist Map Marker Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
David Bartlett, M.D.

David Bartlett, M.D.

Vice Chair, Surgical Oncology Services Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Find Cancer Support Services in Utah

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 Utah for your convenience.

Utah Treatment Support Services

Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma in Utah

Treating mesothelioma can be a very expensive proposition. The many 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 mentioned 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 Utah, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Utah.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Utah

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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