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Vermont Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

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

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

Vermont Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 91

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 22

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 113

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Vermont

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

Vermont Regional Cancer Center

Vermont Regional Cancer Center

Burlington, VT

Vermont Regional Cancer Center ranks among the best cancer centers in the country with top mesothelioma doctors who provide state of the art cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Vermont

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

Edmund Folefac, M.D.

Dr. Folefac
Burlington, VT

Dr. Edmund Folefac

Hematologist

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 847-8400

Dr. Edmund Folefac is a hematologist involved in mesothelioma treatment at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.

Claire Verschraegen, M.D.

Dr. Verschraegen
Burlington, VT

Dr. Claire Verschraegen

Professor of Medicine, Director, Hematology/Oncology Division

Vermont Regional Cancer Center

Hematology/Oncology Division, UVM Given College of Medicine Building
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-5487

Dr. Claire Verschraegen is a leading expert in malignant peritoneal mesothelioma and is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont and Director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Vermont Cancer Center in Burlington, Vermont.

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
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

Vermont Cancer Support Services

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

Vermont Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Vermont Care Partners
      (Montpelier)
      802-223-1773
    • Cancer Patient Support Foundation
      (Williston)
      802-488-5495
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Cancer Patient Support Foundation
      (Williston)
      802-488-5495
  • Patient Transport

    • Special Services Transportation Agency
      (Colchester)
      802-878-1527
  • Physical Therapy

    • UVM Steps to Wellness
      (South Burlington)
      802-847-9852
    • UVM Rehabilitation Therapy
      (Montpelier)
      802-371-4100

Financial Assistance to Help with Treatment Costs

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: The table above does 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 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 Vermont, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Vermont.

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