West Virginia Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
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.
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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.
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.
St. Mary’s Medical Center
St. Mary’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Huntington, WV 25702
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.
Huntington, WV 25701
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.
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
Counseling & Support Groups
Cabell Huntington Hospital
WV University Healthcare
- Cabell Huntington Hospital
CAMC Foundation Hospitality House
The Davis House
Rosenbaum Family House
- CAMC Foundation Hospitality House
Mountain State Transport
- Mountain State Transport
- Hometown Transportatin
St. Mary's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Pivot Physical Therapy
Advanced Physical Therapy
- St. Mary's Outpatient Rehabilitation 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.