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Cancer Care

When you or a loved one is dealing with cancer, having the best care close by is a comfort. The Cancer Center at University Medical Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer, offers patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.

We offer access to the latest technologies for the early detection and prevention of cancer, as well as the most up-to-date treatment options based upon national treatment guidelines put forth by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Patients in our care benefit from a consensus developed by all our cancer physicians and specialists from medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. Our team discusses each patient and creates a personalized treatment plan.

Our Cancer Center also offers the convenience of having a single location for clinic visits and treatments such as chemotherapy infusion and radiation oncology. We have a state-of-the art imaging center for every possible need, such as screening/diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, PET/CT scans, and several other studies that may be required. We also give patients access to new and emerging treatments through clinical trials, many of which are available only at University Medical Center New Orleans.

Commitment to Quality Cancer Care

We are absolutely committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care for our patients, using a truly patient-centered approach to cancer care.

We continue to build our Cancer Center services at University Medical Center, establishing and growing comprehensive cancer treatment programs for many types of cancers, such as:

Breast cancer

Our Comprehensive Breast Health Program has a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and other healthcare specialists (nurses, physician assistants, social workers, geneticists, and nurse navigators) focused on managing all types of breast conditions. Learn more about our Comprehensive Breast Health Program.

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the country, ranking third for both men and women. Our team is here to help. Learn more about our Colorectal Cancer Program.

Our other cancer treatment programs

  • Cervical, ovarian, uterine, and endometrial cancers
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Kidney, bladder, and prostate cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma and leukemia
  • Melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Pancreatic and liver cancer
  • Rare tumor types, such as Merkel cell carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors

Cancer prevention and screenings

By taking the time and care to undergo a cancer screening, you may be able to prevent the spread of cancer before it becomes a more significant health risk. University Medical Center New Orleans helps residents take a positive step against cancer by providing expert help in detecting the disease early on. Learn more about our cancer prevention and screenings.

If you’d like to learn more about cancer care at University Medical Center New Orleans, call our Cancer Center patient access representatives at 504.702.3311, Monday–Friday, 8 am5 pm. You may also call the main scheduling line, 504.702.5700, and someone will be available to take your call 24/7.

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