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Cancer Care

I’m more than a cancer patient. I’m a person.

A cancer diagnosis changes a lot. But it doesn’t change who you are. You’re a New Orleans resident. You’re special and unique. At LCMC Health, we care for the whole person, not just the cancer. We treat you like family with our general cancer care, because that’s the NOLA way.

With the latest and greatest in cancer care therapies and survivorship programs and support, we care for your unique needs as you walk your cancer journey so you can move past cancer and pass a good time.

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Diagnosis: Before treatment begins, we must identify your cancer and determine where it’s located. To do that, we use several tools. One of the most powerful is high-tech imaging. Depending on your situation, we may use CT or positron emission tomography, or PET scans, MRI, mammography, bone densitometry, X-ray, or ultrasound. Blood tests may help. A biopsy allows our experts to review suspicious cells.

No matter the cancer, we can find and treat it. Some of the cancers we care for include:

  • Bladder
  • Blood
  • Bone
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Cervical
  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine
  • Esophageal
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Ovarian
  • Prostate
  • Skin
  • Uterine
  • Vaginal

Learn more about cancer care services near you.
East Jefferson General Hospital
University Medical CenterNew Orleans
West Jefferson Medical Center

Offering more than expected

Cancer care has made huge advances in recent years. When a new treatment becomes available, LCMC Health offers it. Frequently used treatments include:

Chemotherapy—Medication taken by mouth or IV finds and destroys cancerous cells.

Radiation Therapy—High-energy radiation focuses on and kills cancerous cells.

Surgery—Cancerous cells get removed in the operating room. This may be performed with robotic assistance. Afterward, other treatment may follow to ensure no cancer remains.

By turning to LCMC Health, you aren’t limited to currently available therapies. We proudly participate in clinical trials. As a result, you have access to new therapies that offer great promise.

Learn about specialty care offered near you.
East Jefferson General Hospital
University Medical Center New Orleans
West Jefferson Medical Center

Focused on your treatment regimen

Getting the right treatment helps you survive cancer. Support services along the journey help you thrive. At every LCMC Health facility, our compassionate team goes out of their way to care for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

A few ways we do this include:

  • In-depth education about your cancer and treatment
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Ongoing support for those caring for loved ones with cancer
  • Pain management resources
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Smoking cessation resources
  • Social workers to help navigate the cancer journey
  • Support groups to offer encouragement during treatment and to ease the transition into survivorship

Learn more about our support and survivorship services.
East Jefferson General Hospital
West Jefferson Medical Center