Due to the numerous natural and man made sources of asbestos in California, thousands of Golden State’s residents have been needlessly and often unknowingly exposed to this dangerous material. Though once prized for its durability, fire-resistance, insulating, and sound-proofing qualities, asbestos is known to cause serious human diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma cancer.

Asbestos Exposure in California

Several California industrial operations have exposed millions of their faithful employees and local residents to the risks of asbestos. There are over 25 oil refineries, 20 shipyards, 11 power plants, and numerous mining and smelting operations located throughout California, all of which present the risk of asbestos exposure. One of the largest coastal states, California has long been a naval and commercial shipping center, particularly the areas of San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. The shipping industry and the Navy have used asbestos containing products extensively over the last 150 years. Construction activities, particularly during California’s massive housing booms, have also exposed workers and residents to this harmful fiber.

If you have been exposed to asbestos in California, contact us for more information about your legal rights and mesothelioma cancer.

California Mesothelioma Treatment Centers

Fortunately, California is home to some of the leading cancer centers in the United States. For those who have been exposed to asbestos in California and subsequently developed mesothelioma cancer, numerous hospitals and leading oncologists are located throughout the state who can help. The following is a list of some of the major mesothelioma treatment centers in California.

University of California Medical Center at Mt. Zion
Dr. David M. Jablons
1600 Divisadero Street
Box 1724
San Francisco, California 94115

Mount Zion Hospital was first established in the late 1800s as a non-profit hospital to serve the community of San Francisco without regard to race or creed. Today, the hospital is a vital part of the campus of the UCSF Medical Center where it engages in cancer treatment teaching, research and patient care.

One of the most important departments of this hospital is the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is the only cancer center in the Bay area that has gotten the ‘comprehensive’ designation from the National Cancer Institute. It treats all types of cancer, including mesothelioma.

With its new facilities, larger cancer treatment programs, and innovative cancer research, this center helps cancer patients to live longer and fuller lives. This cancer center ranks #1 in the state in National Cancer Institute grants. It also is home to world leaders in cancer research in genetics and immunology.

Sutter Physician Alliance
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Dr. Mark W. Lischner
2 Medical Plaza, #100
Roseville, California 95661

The Sutter Physician Alliance provides complete medical care for you and your family. It consists of two medical groups that has more than 200 primary care doctors and more than 800 specialists that are located in the greater Sacramento area.

The organization consists of the Sutter Medical Group and Sutter Independent Physicians. Both organizations recognize that few choices are more important in your life than the physician that you choose to provide care for you and your family.

UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Dr. Robert B. Cameron
Director of Thoracic Oncology
Room 62-215
Box 951741
Los Angeles, California 90095

University of California at San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Thierry M. Jahan
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
P.O. Box 1705
San Francisco, California 94143

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Marianna Kcozywas, MD
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California 91010-3000

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Alan T. Lefor, MD
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90048

Thoracic Oncology, Department of Surgery, UCLA Medical Center
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Robert Cameron, MD
PO Box 951741
Los Angeles, California 90095-1741

Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
8635 W. 3rd, #665W
Los Angeles, California 90048

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
David Jablons, MD
Thoracic Oncology Practice
1600 Divisadero St.
Fourth Floor
San Francisco, Ca 94143-1705

David Geffen School of Medicine University of California, Los Angeles
Division of Pulmonary
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Jenny Mao, MD
200 UCLA Medical Plaza Suite-Pulmonary
Los Angeles, California 90095-1690

National Lung Cancer Research Program
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ronald Natale, MD Director
8701 Gracie Allan Dr.
Los Angeles, California 90048

Other California Cancer Centers

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

Burnham Institute (formerly the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation)
La Jolla, California

Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, California

University of California at Davis
Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California

University of California at Irvine
Irvine College

Irvine, California

University of Southern California
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

Legal Help California

If you have suffered exposure or cancer due to asbestos in California, contact for California Asbestos lawsuit information to learn more about your legal rights.