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West Virginia Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment

West Virginia

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

We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors practicing in West Virginia as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. Local cancer support services have been included as well for your convenience. Learn more about health care options available in West Virginia below.

West Virginia Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 428

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 161

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 589

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

West Virginia Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

Quality cancer treament services are available at the following mesothelioma cancer centers in West Virginia. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

Morgantown, WV

The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia specializes in treating mesothelioma, lung diseases, and thoracic cancers.

Top West Virginia Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Nepal C. Chowdhury, M.D.

Dr. Chowdhury
Huntington, WV

Dr. Nepal C. Chowdhury

Thoracic Surgeon

St. Mary’s Medical Center

St. Mary’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Huntington, WV 25702
(304) 399-7530

Dr. Nepal C. Chowdhury is a board certified thoracic surgeon and is currently practicing at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV specializing in general thoracic surgery and peripheral vascular surgery.

Rebecca S. Wolfer, M.D.

Dr. Wolfer
Huntington, WV

Dr. Rebecca S. Wolfer

Thoracic Surgeon

Marshall Health-Surgery

Huntington, WV 25701
(304) 691-1200

Dr. Rebecca S. Wolfer is board certified in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.

It is not uncommon for patients to travel outside of their current states to meet with top oncologists and thoracic surgeons across the country. These mesothelioma experts usually have a particular focus within their practice.

Top Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
James Pingpank, M.D.

James Pingpank, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Brian W. Loggie, M.D.

Brian W. Loggie, M.D.

Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology Map Marker CHI Health Clinic

West Virginia Cancer Support Services

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

West Virginia Treatment Support Services

Help With Mesothelioma 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: 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 West Virginia, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of West Virginia.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in West Virginia

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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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