Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
After you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing a reputable cancer center based on the kind of treatment you need.
Across the United States, there are cancer centers devoted to mesothelioma care and offer state-of-the art technology and medical staff. Choosing the best cancer center for you isn’t an easy decision. That’s why you can depend on us for the best information. Our patient advocates (PAs) have exhaustive knowledge about the cancer centers nationwide and can help you choose the best.
Identifying the Best Cancer Centers
With only about 3,000 patients diagnosed a year, mesothelioma is a rare disease. For this reason, it is imperative to find a doctor who specializes in mesothelioma treatment. Many cancer centers nationwide recognize this and have devoted space, staff and equipment to help fight the disease.
The following list of cancer centers is in no way comprehensive or listed in best-to-worst ranking. Instead, it is a starting-off point and meant to be a reference. Our PAs can help you find the best mesothelioma cancer center for your case.
Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Boston
Home to the esteemed Dr. David Sugarbaker, a revolutionary in the field of mesothelioma treatment, this hospital continues to be a leader in mesothelioma treatment.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York
Dr. Lee Krug, the hospital’s mesothelioma program director, says the hospital is continually updating its protocols for making accurate mesothelioma diagnoses and treatment options.
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Care Center - Los Angeles
The hospital is known for its cutting-edge tools that allow patients access to the latest advances in the field of mesothelioma care.
University of Chicago Comprehensive Care Center - Chicago
Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler, the director of the mesothelioma program, has a personal interest in mesothelioma treatment. Her father died of mesothelioma in 2001. Since then, much of her research has been dedicated to mesothelioma-related studies.
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Known for its multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, the Abramson Cancer Center assigns every patient a team of specialists who personalize the course of treatment.
Other Cancer Centers
- University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston
- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center - Tampa
- NYU Langone Cancer Center - New York
- Duke Cancer Center - Durham, North Carolina
- Pacific Meso Center - Los Angeles
How Do I Decide?
Choosing a mesothelioma cancer care center can be overwhelming. At times, they all may seem the same, yet they’re all so different. You may feel as though you’re making the most important decision of your life, and that’s really scary.
It is important to let us help you. Our PAs have helped hundreds of patients just like you make this decision. They have studied the research and can help point you in the right direction. In addition, they can help you get an appointment at your cancer center of choice.
National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Malignant Mesothelioma. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/malignantmesothelioma
U.S. News and World Report. “Top-Ranked Hospitals for Cancer.” Retrieved from http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/cancer.