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Wisconsin Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment


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

We have listed top mesothelioma doctors who practice in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin below.

Wisconsin Mesothelioma Statistics
  • 1,083

    Mesothelioma Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 132

    Asbestosis Deaths, 1999 - 2015

  • 1,215

    Total Deaths, 1999 - 2015

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Wisconsin

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Wisconsin. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research

Madison, WI

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research is a top cancer clinic where leading mesothelioma doctors employ the latest treatment methods to help cancer patients.

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center is a leading mesothelioma cancer center where some of the best doctors in the country provide quality cancer treatment for patients.

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor in Wisconsin

The following mesothelioma doctors are located and practice in the state of Wisconsin. Click on the doctor’s name to obtain more information about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

David Johnstone, M.D.

Dr. Johnstone
Milwaukee, WI

Dr. David Johnstone

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-0505

Dr. David Johnstone is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who treats mesothelioma patients.

H. Ian Robins, M.D.

Dr. Robins
Madison, WI

Dr. H. Ian Robins

Medical Oncologist

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Madison, WI 53792
(608) 265-1700

Dr. H. Ian Robins is chairman of the Systemic Hypothermia Oncological working group at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics specializing in malignant mesothelioma.

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 Peritoneal Mesothelioma Doctors in the Country
David Bartlett, M.D.

David Bartlett, M.D.

Vice Chair, Surgical Oncology Services Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
James Pingpank, M.D.

James Pingpank, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist Map Marker UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Find Cancer Support Services in Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Treatment Support Services

Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatment

Treating mesothelioma can be a very expensive proposition. The many 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 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 Wisconsin, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

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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

Jennifer R. Lucarelli

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