When undergoing cancer treatment, there is a team of oncology professionals that will help you along your journey. Each member of your “care team” has a specific role and will assist with a branch of your care. And then there’s you, the patient. You and your loved ones are considered vital members of the team as well. Together we all work to ensure we provide you with the most comprehensive care possible.
Finally, by being an Ochsner patient you are connected to a large network of other specialties and clinics outside of oncology. As part of a large hospital system our cancer center has access to many resources and related specialties that allow us to seamlessly move you through the system. You can find some examples of different specialties that you may need to meet with during your cancer journey here.
Here is a list of some types of providers and support staff that you may meet during your time with us. Not every patient will need all of the below types of providers. How many providers you have, and which types, will depend on your treatment plan.