Resources for Patients and their Families

Virginia Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


People diagnosed with mesothelioma who live in Virginia have access to a number of quality health care options. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available in Virginia include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Beyond these conventional treatments, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Virginia.

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Virginia as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A number of local cancer support services have been included as well for your convenience. Read more about health care options available in Virginia below.

Virginia Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 1,248

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 277

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 1,525

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Top Virginia Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in Virginia. Please click on a cancer center link for more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Massey Cancer Center

Massey Cancer Center

Richmond, VA

Massey Cancer Center is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.

University of Virginia Cancer Center

University of Virginia Cancer Center

Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Cancer Center located in Charlottesville, Virginia specializes in treatment for malignant mesothelioma and other diseases affecting the lungs.

Virginia Oncology Associates Cancer Treatment Center

Virginia Oncology Associates Cancer Treatment Center

Norfolk, VA

Virginia Oncology Associates Cancer Treatment Center is among the best mesothelioma cancer centers in the nation with top doctors providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Virginia

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists in Virginia have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the doctor’s name. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information is provided.

Joan H. Schiller, M.D.

Dr. Schiller
Fairfax, VA

Dr. Joan H. Schiller

Medical Oncologist

Inova Medical Group - Hematology Oncology

Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 970-6431

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.

Ryan Gentzler, M.D.

Dr. Gentzler
Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Ryan Gentzler

Thoracic Oncologist

University of Virginia Cancer Center

Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924-9333

Dr. Ryan Gentzler is a thoracic oncologist who treats mesothelioma patients at the University of Virginia Cancer Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

James M. Isbell, M.D.

Dr. Isbell
Charlottesville, VA

Dr. James M. Isbell

Thoracic Surgeon

University of Virginia Cancer Center

Cardiac Surgery Clinic
Charlottesville, VA 22908
(434) 243-6443

Dr. James M. Isbell is a thoracic surgeon at the University of Virginia Cancer Center in Charlottesville, Virginia where he specializes in treating malignant mesothelioma.

Christine L. Lau, M.D.

Dr. Lau
Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Christine L. Lau

Thoracic Surgeon

University of Virginia Cancer Center

Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924-8016

Dr. Christine L. Lau is a thoracic surgeon involved in mesothelioma treatment at the University of Virginia Cancer Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Occasionally, 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 Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
James Pingpank, M.D.

James Pingpank, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Raphael Bueno, M.D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Co-Director, The Lung Center Map Marker Brigham and Women's Hospital

Find Cancer Support Services in Virginia

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 Virginia for your convenience.

Virginia Treatment Support Services

Treating Mesothelioma Can Be Expensive in Virginia

Mesothelioma treatment is expensive and 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 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 Virginia, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

Resources for Virginia Mesothelioma Patients

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Top Mesothelioma Doctors

Please fill in the form below to request help contacting a mesothelioma specialist. We will respond promptly to your inquiry.

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with mesothelioma?

Connect With A Mesothelioma Specialist: