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New York Mesothelioma Treatment

New York has a rich industrial past, but it came with risks. Many of its residents were exposed to asbestos, which can cause mesothelioma and other related diseases later in life. Thankfully, New York is also home to some of the best mesothelioma specialists. Learn about top doctors and cancer centers in the area and how we can help you connect with them.

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New York Mesothelioma Treatment Centers

Several cancer hospitals in New York treat patients diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. These mesothelioma treatment centers are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by leading specialists in oncology, surgery, and radiation therapy.

Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

New York City

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York City

Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center

Bronx

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health

New York City

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Buffalo

Stony Brook Cancer Center

Stony Brook Cancer Center

Stony Book

University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

Rochester

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New York Mesothelioma Doctors

There are several mesothelioma doctors in New York who offer specialized care for this rare cancer.

Some of these mesothelioma specialists are highlighted below.

Dr. Andrea Wolf

Dr. Andrea Wolf

Thoracic surgeon

Director of the New York Mesothelioma Program at Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

Dr. Marjorie Zauderer

Medical oncologist

Specializes in immunotherapy and other targeted treatments for mesothelioma

Dr. Raja Flores

Dr. Raja Flores

Thoracic surgeon

Chief of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital

Other top mesothelioma specialists in New York include:

  • Dr. Daniel H. Sterman

    Dr. Daniel H. Sterman

    Pulmonogist at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center

  • Dr. Garrett Nash

    Dr. Garrett Nash

    New York mesothelioma oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Dr. James M. Isbell

    Dr. James M. Isbell

    Thoracic surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City

  • Dr. John A. Chabot

    Dr. John A. Chabot

    Surgical oncologist at Columbia University Herbert Irving Cancer Center

  • Dr. John D. Allendorf

    Dr. John D. Allendorf

    Surgical oncologist at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center

  • Dr. Joshua R. Sonett

    Dr. Joshua R. Sonett

    Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Columbia University Herbert Irving Cancer Center

  • Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio

    Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio

    Top New York mesothelioma surgeon and Chief of Clinical Thoracic Surgery at Perlmutter Cancer Center

Types of New York Mesothelioma Treatment

New York has many cancer centers that offer a range of mesothelioma treatments provided by leading specialists.

Mesothelioma treatment options available in New York include:

  • Surgery: Depending on their type and stage of mesothelioma, patients may be able to undergo surgery to remove tumors and increase their life expectancy.
  • Chemotherapy: Cancer-fighting chemotherapy drugs can be used as a primary treatment for mesothelioma or in combination with surgery or radiation therapy.
  • Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy drugs are the newest type of mesothelioma treatment and use the body’s immune system recognize and attack cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy: High-energy radiation is used to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation therapy can be administered as a primary treatment for mesothelioma or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy.
  • Clinical trials: Several cancer centers and clinics in New York offer clinical trials to help patients access emerging treatments or new combinations of treatments for mesothelioma.

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Mesothelioma Patient Care Teams in New York

New York’s mesothelioma patient care teams are made up of multidisciplinary professionals who are dedicated to providing comprehensive medical treatment and support services.

These patient teams typically include:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Pathologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Thoracic surgeons

They work collaboratively to:

  • Develop personalized treatment plans
  • Offer symptom management and palliative care
  • Provide emotional support and cancer care education

New York Mesothelioma Treatment Research and Clinical Trials

New York has several top research centers conducting mesothelioma clinical trials. The goal of these trials is to identify more effective treatments that can improve patient survival.

Some of the top mesothelioma research centers in New York include:

  • Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Perlmutter Cancer Center at New York University Langone Health

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials in New York

Several of these cancer research centers are enrolling patients in clinical trials for mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma treatments being studied in New York clinical trials include:

  • Combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Researchers are combining various chemotherapy drugs with radiation therapy to improve treatment outcomes and survival rates.
  • Chemo-immunotherapy. Various studies are evaluating the use of chemotherapy with immunotherapy drugs like durvalumab (Imfinzi®) to treat mesothelioma.
  • Targeted therapy. Doctors are investigating targeted therapies for genetic mutations and molecular pathways linked to the growth and spread of mesothelioma.

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Asbestos Exposure Sites in New York

New York is among the top 5 states with the highest rate of mesothelioma. More than 4,000 New Yorkers were diagnosed with mesothelioma between 1999 and 2018, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Some notable asbestos sites in New York include:

  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Brooklyn Naval Shipyard
  • Chevrolet Axle Plant
  • Dunlop Tire & Rubber
  • General Electric Plant
  • Long Island Railroad/Penn Station
  • Rochester Electric & Gas
  • U.S. Naval Shipyard
  • World Trade Center

New York’s long history of asbestos exposure in construction sites, shipyards, and industrial facilities highlights the ongoing need for quality mesothelioma treatment.

Cost of New York Mesothelioma Treatment

On average, it costs well over $500,000 a year to treat mesothelioma cancer, and insurance usually doesn’t cover everything.

Some potential expenses to consider include:

  • Blood work
  • Chemotherapy sessions
  • Hospital stays
  • Immunotherapy infusions
  • Medications
  • Multiple imaging scans
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

The average cost above doesn’t include travel, transportation, or hotel stays during treatment.

Financial Assistance for New York Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma financial assistance can help you afford quality care if you qualify. Learn more about how to get compensation from lawsuits, trust fund claims, and veterans benefits below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma patients in New York may pursue legal action against companies responsible for their asbestos exposure. A successful mesothelioma lawsuit can provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Our legal partners have secured over $215 million for New York mesothelioma victims, including:

  • $11.9 million for the family of a redeveloper with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $5.4 million for a pipefitter and mechanic with pleural mesothelioma
  • $4.8 million for a laborer who developed pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.5 million for a U.S. Army veteran and janitor with mesothelioma
  • $2.4 million for a maintenance worker who died from pleural mesothelioma

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Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Mesothelioma patients in New York may be eligible to file claims with asbestos trust funds that were created to compensate asbestos victims.

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Over $30 billion is already set aside and currently available in asbestos trust funds.

We can help you determine where you may have been exposed to asbestos and file trust fund claims on your behalf. Contact us now to get started.

Veterans Benefits

Former service members with mesothelioma can apply for veterans benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover their treatment costs.

Eligible veterans may receive free or discounted medical care, disability compensation of nearly $4,000 a month, pensions, and other forms of financial assistance.

Get Help Finding New York Mesothelioma Treatment

If you or a loved one lives in New York and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there is treatment available to help you improve your length and quality of life.

Mesothelioma Hope can connect you with top doctors at the very best cancer centers in the Tri State area.

We can also help you:

  • Better understand your diagnosis
  • Enroll in clinical trials
  • Find support groups and peer mentors
  • File legal claims for mesothelioma compensation

Call (866) 608-8933 to speak with a Patient Advocate or get matched with a doctor now.

Jenna TozziWritten by:

Director of Patient Advocacy

Jenna Tozzi, RN, is the Director of Patient Advocacy at Mesothelioma Hope. With more than 15 years of experience as an adult and pediatric oncology nurse navigator, Jenna provides exceptional guidance and support to mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Jenna has been featured in Oncology Nursing News and is a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators & the American Nurses Association.

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