ADAO Resource- How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility Specializing in Mesothelioma BORDER_edited-1Posted on December 4, 2013

*Note: From the very founding of our organization, ADAO has abstained from providing any medical or legal referrals. ADAO remains an independent organization that is not influenced by outside sources, such as drug companies, law firms, or companies that manufacture or use asbestos.

Many of us can think back to the heartbreaking time when we first heard the news that a loved one had an asbestos-caused disease. “Mesothelioma – can’t pronounce it, can’t cure it,” was my devastated, personal reaction. It took me many weeks to even begin to understand the diagnosis my husband had received and find the very limited treatment options available to him.  My learning curve was steep and Alan was diagnosed before the advancement of the smart phone.

Navigating the health care system maze is complex – but it shouldn’t be. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is committed to replacing those feelings of fear, loneliness and confusion with the knowledge that there are others who share your experience and want to support you. We want you to have easy access to information about medical resources for asbestos-caused diseases. The National Cancer Institute has an excellent page, in English and Spanish, to answer your questions on “How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer”The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) has information about treatment and support. Below you will find a list that I’ve compiled over the years of treatment centers specializing in mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

I sincerely hope that patients and families impacted by asbestos exposure will find this medical resource page beneficial as a guide in finding a doctor, getting a second opinion, and choosing the best treatment facility.

In support,

Linda Reinstein

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 423-3277

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 256-4673

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(888) 689-8273

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(888) 662-8252

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
(888) 689-8273

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 865-3000

VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 6665
Building 500
Los Angeles, CA 90073

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 745-4673

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando
The Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center
1400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 648-3800

The University of Chicago Medicine
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(888) 824-0200

National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892
(800) 422-6237

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-5922

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(866) 408-3324

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201

Center for Asbestos Related Disease
214 E. 3rd Street
Libby, MT 59923
Phone: (406) 293-9274

New York
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University
701 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-6921

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 639-2000

Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
(212) 241-6500

NY-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-2500

CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center
1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(212) 537-7400

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(888) 369-2427

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-5864

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(800) 789-7366

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
(877) 632-6789