Cancer Care (Oncology)

Cancer Care Focused on You

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and need treatment or you’re looking for a second opinion, our caring, compassionate specialists are here for you. We customize your cancer treatment plan to match your individual needs, and we offer treatment options and clinical trials that aren’t available elsewhere in our area. Our team takes a comprehensive approach by bringing together a wide range of experts including hematologists/ oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, specialized therapists and cancer researchers.

That’s why patients from throughout Louisiana trust us to provide the expert care they need.

The Louisiana Board of Regents has designated the program at our Feist-Weiller Cancer Center as a Center of Excellence in Research, Treatment and Education.

When you come through our doors you receive cancer care services unlike any other in a comfortable atmosphere. A dedicated nurse navigator works with patients and referring providers to facilitate scheduling appointments and obtaining records.

We're committed to expert, compassionate care every step of the way. Our team treats a variety of cancer conditions including:

  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer and cancer of the central nervous system
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Hematology
  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma (skin cancer)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pediatric cancers
  • Prostate and testicular cancers
No matter what type of cancer you have, our team is able to help. Please contact us to learn more about our services.

No two patients with cancer are exactly alike, and neither are their treatments. As our patient, you’ll receive cancer care that is tailored to you and your particular needs. Our team of specialists reviews each cancer case at our weekly tumor board, where we discuss individual treatment plans that are unique for every patient.

Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following options:

  • Bone marrow transplants: Replacing the tissue that creates blood cells as part of some leukemia treatment plans. Our program is the only one in Louisiana outside New Orleans that offers bone marrow transplants.
  • Chemotherapy: Drugs used in chemotherapy target cells at different phases while in the process of developing new cells, and since cancer cells usually form more quickly than healthy cells, they make good targets for the chemotherapy drugs.
  • Hormone therapy: Using hormones to slow cancer growth.
  • Infusion services
  • Immunotherapy: This type of cancer treatment uses part of a person’s immune system to treat cancer. It can stimulate the body’s immune system in a general sense, or stimulate it to attack cancer cells specifically.
  • Interventional radiology: Minimally invasive procedures that use real-time imaging to treat your cancer.
  • Photopheresis: A blood-filtering treatment available for some patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).
  • Surgery: Surgery can be used to prevent, diagnose, stage and treat cancer. Curative surgery is a treatment done when cancer is found in only one part of the body, increasing the likelihood that all of the cancer can be removed.
  • Radiation therapy: Other common names for this therapy are radiotherapy, irradiation and x-ray therapy. Like chemo, radiation therapy can be used to cure, shrink and treat symptoms caused by advanced stage cancer.

If you have a family history of certain types of cancer, we offer genetic counseling and testing to determine whether you or a loved one should undergo early or more rigorous cancer screening. Cancer types that can run in families include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial (uterine) cancer

Our team also offers access to treatment approaches not available to the general public through participation in clinical trials. These treatments may do more to reduce or eliminate cancer than current standard treatments.

By participating in clinical trials, you’ll not only help contribute to the discovery of new and better cancer treatments, but you’ll also be among the first to have access to the latest treatments. Email us or call us at 318-813-1406 for more information on our clinical trials.

Take the Next Step for Your Cancer Care

Contact us for more information about our care or how to get a referral.

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