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Washington Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Washington as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A list of local caregiver support services has been included as well for your convenience. Learn more about options available to help with mesothelioma treatment costs.

Washington Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 1,338

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 432

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 1,770

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Washington Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

The following cancer centers are equipped to deliver quality mesothelioma treatment. Click on a specific cancer center link to get more in-depth information.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, located in Seattle, Washington, and partnered with the University of Washington Medical Center, is dedicated to developing new treatment options for cancer, including mesothelioma.

Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center

Seattle, WA

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

University of Washington Medical Center

University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington is partnered with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to provide treatment for mesothelioma and other types of cancer.

Top Washington Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice in the state of Washington. Please click on the doctor’s name to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Alexander Farivar, M.D.

Dr. Farivar
Seattle, WA

Dr. Alexander Farivar

Thoracic Surgeon

Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Thoracic Surgery-First Hill
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 215-6800

Dr. Alexander Farivar, surgical director of pleural diseases at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, is a thoracic surgeon specializing in treating patients with pleural mesothelioma.

Eric Vallieres, M.D.

Dr. Vallieres
Seattle, WA

Dr. Eric Vallieres

Thoracic Surgeon

Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Thoracic Surgery-First Hill
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 215-6800

Dr. Eric Vallieres is the Surgical Director at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington specializing in thoracic surgery and mesothelioma.

Howard Jack West, M.D.

Dr. West
Seattle, WA

Dr. Howard Jack West

Medical Oncologist

Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center

Medical Oncology-Swedish Cancer Institute First Hill
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 386-3751

Dr. Howard Jack West is a medical oncologist and medical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at The Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington and specializes in treating pleural mesothelioma.

Michael S. Mulligan, M.D.

Dr. Mulligan
Seattle, WA

Dr. Michael S. Mulligan

Director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program

University of Washington Medical Center

Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UWMC
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 598-4477

Dr. Michael S. Mulligan specializes in Thoracic Surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma and sarcoma at the University of Washington Medical Center.

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
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
Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Chief, Thoracic Surgery Map Marker Mount Sinai Medical Center

Cancer Support Services in Washington

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

Washington Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Harmony Hill Healing Retreat
    • Cancer Lifeline
    • Cancer Care Northwest
  • Long-Term Housing

    • SCCA House
    • The Collegiana
  • Patient Transport

    • Catholic Community Services
    • Mercy Transportation
    • Special Mobility Services
  • Physical Therapy

    • Trios Health
    • Paula Dillon Mays Therapy (multiple locations)
    • RET Physical Therapy (multiple locations)

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

The costs associated with mesothelioma treatment can add up quickly. Additionally, 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: The above table does 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.

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 Washington, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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