Military veterans are some of those most at risk for a mesothelioma diagnosis, due to their past exposure to asbestos during their time of service. In fact, nearly one out of three individuals who die from mesothelioma has been reported to be a veteran. This makes it especially important for veterans to seek the appropriate care when mesothelioma symptoms arise.
Are you a military veteran living on the west coast of the United States? Here are a few doctors who specialize in mesothelioma cancer:
Dr. Robert Brian Cameron (Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine) has performed extensive research in thoracic oncology, thoracic pain management, video-assisted surgery, lung volume reduction surgery and immunology.
Dr. David M. Jablons (Chief of General Thoracic Surgery at the UCSF Medical Center) is a renowned expert in lung cancer and surgical therapies for pleural mesothelioma and other thoracic cancers. He has lectured on his lung cancer research worldwide.
Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan (University of California San Francisco Medical Center) is a lung cancer specialist, focusing on the treatment of lung disease and lung cancers. He researches new and highly effective treatments for his patients.
Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker (Washington Cancer Institute) is an expert on peritoneal mesothelioma treatment by combining cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal and systemic chemotherapy.
Dr. Eric Vallieres (Surgical Director at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle Washington) specializes in general thoracic surgery, lung cancer and pleural disease.
There are medical professionals that treat mesothelioma all over the United States. Our Resources for Veterans page will help you find a doctor near you.