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.
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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 is a top cancer center where leading mesothelioma doctors use the latest mesothelioma treatment protocols to help their cancer patients.
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 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.
Inova Medical Group - Hematology Oncology
Fairfax, VA 22031
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. Ryan Gentzler is a thoracic oncologist who treats mesothelioma patients at the University of Virginia Cancer Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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.
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.
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
Counseling & Support Groups
Inova - Virginia Beach
Inova - Falls Church
University of Virginia
Riverside Cancer Care Center
Inova - Fair Oaks
Inova - Loudon
- Inova - Virginia Beach
University of Virginia Hospitality Housing
University of Virginia Hospitality Housing
- University of Virginia Hospitality Housing
Priority Patient Transport
Delta Medical Transport
Valley Medical Transport
- Priority Patient Transport
Oncology Rehab and Wellness
Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy
VCU Massey Cancer Center
- Oncology Rehab and Wellness
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.
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Resources for Virginia Mesothelioma Patients
- Financial Assistance Available to Help with Treatment Costs
- Sign up for Our Mesothelioma Treatment Alert