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Mesothelioma treatments require specialized medical care and attention. Fortunately, there are several top-notch treatment facilities around the United States. At the same time, thoracic surgeons (doctors who operate on the chest cavity and organs such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, and trachea) are rare. There are several organizations and news outlets that have ranked the best cancer centers in the country.
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts is the home base of the world renowned International Mesothelioma Program. They are leaders in the fields of research and clinical trials regarding mesothelioma and have partnered with nearby Harvard University for their research and treatment programs. The IMP treats almost 200 mesothelioma patients per year and provides more than 300 consultations. The hospital itself has been ranked for a quarter of a century by US News and World Report on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals.
The Lung Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas ranks among the best mesothelioma treatment centers, in part due to the medical faculty members who helped the cause of those impacted by asbestos. The former director, Dr. David Sugarbaker, is known by patients and doctors alike as Mr. Mesothelioma; he is still revered around the world as the greatest thoracic surgeon in this field. Dr. Sugarbaker pioneered surgical treatments of pleural mesothelioma. He left behind a medical faculty that holds The Lung Institute in a coveted world-renowned spot among medical facilities.
The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California is the West Coast’s most acclaimed treatment center for patients with mesothelioma. It has been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the three best hospitals in the nation. The National Cancer Institute has ranked it as one of the seven best comprehensive cancer centers, with standards of excellence around patient care and education, clinical research, and cancer prevention.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is yet another top cancer treatment and research center located in Houston, Texas. It has been ranked the number one adult cancer hospital in the country by US News and World Report. In addition to their care and treatment of recognized cancers, they are known for diagnosing rare diseases in their earliest stages to allow for effective treatment.
For other types of cancers, the Mayo Clinic is a highly regarded organization, with hospitals in Minnesota, Florida, and Arizona. They specialize in the treatment of difficult medical conditions and spend over $660 million annually on research conducted by over 3,000 medical personnel. US News and World Report have ranked the Mayo Clinic the number one hospital on its honor roll of American hospitals for almost three decades.
Other top facilities for mesothelioma include Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, the University of Chicago, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Sloan Kettering and Mount Sinai in New York City, and Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but as you can see from the few hospitals mentioned, a medical center specializing in the treatment you need may be closer than you think. Because of the high cost of medical treatment, plus travel, you should always consult with legal counsel to explore options for compensation that can defray expenses associated with your mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis. Call The Meso Law Firm today to receive a free, confidential legal consultation with a qualified individual.