Cancer is one of the most expensive medical conditions in the country, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that 1 in 4 survivors struggle to pay their medical bills.
Throughout the average treatment timeline, patients with mesothelioma can expect to pay an astounding $402,000. However, compensation may provide critical help for covering these high costs.
Mesothelioma Patient Timeline and Treatment Costs
From doctors visits to X-rays to chemotherapy, mesothelioma treatment can span years and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The total estimated cost of mesothelioma treatment in the United States is $402,000.
An individual patient’s medical costs may vary depending on:
- How much treatment, testing, and hospitalization a patient needs
- How many diagnostic tests a patient needs
- How often a patient is hospitalized due to their illness
- How much their medical provider charges for medical services
A study conducted by the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions found that 62% of cancer survivors incurred debt as a result of their treatment.
The costs shown in the timeline below are based on the average costs for a patient’s first year of mesothelioma treatment.
*The prices for medical care and testing used here are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent any one patient in a specific geographical region.