A World-Renowned Cancer Center.
Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. The goal of the Ochsner Cancer Institute is to provide the most advanced cancer care available and, at the same time, to offer the compassionate support that enables the patient to meet the challenge of living with cancer.
Over 2,000 new cancer patients are seen each year by members of the Ochsner cancer team, and their diagnoses comprise virtually every known type of cancer. Ochsner patients are drawn from all over the Gulf South, the United States, and Central and South America. Cancer patients benefit from the strengths of the Ochsner group medical practice and the team of highly skilled cancer specialists, including physicians, oncology nurses, social workers and other health care professionals.
Ochsner provides extensive outpatient cancer services as well as the highest level of inpatient care at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Ochsner is approved by the Commission on Cancer, a service of American College of Surgeons, and on the list of outstanding cancer treatment centers in the United States.
Ochsner physicians, nurses and technologists are active in professional groups regionally and nationally. They pursue many research projects, leading to the publication of papers and professional journals.
If you would like more information about cancer, would like to know about cancer screenings, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our cancer experts, a phone call can help you determine the right type of specialist and identify which type of physician can best handle your care. You can reach us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling (504) 842-3910, (866) 562-4763, or (504) 842-3708.